• William Morehouse (1929 - 1993) was a Bay Area painter who was renowned for his work in Abstract Expresionism, as well as plein air landcapes, mostly done in a style known as Abstract Impresionism.


    In the late 1950s, Morehouse was painting in both styles, then concentrated on Abstract Expresionism from the 1960s into the 1980s.

    Later in life, he returned to landscapes exclusively.


    The artist was born in San Francisco and attended the California School of Fine Arts from 1947 through 1951. There he studied under Richard Diebenkorn, Kames Weeks and Nathan Oliveira at the California School of Fine Arts, later renamed the San Francisco Art institute.


    There have been numerous exhibitions of Morehouse's work. The earliest published recognition of his work was in the 1956 book, "Younger American Painters", by James Johnson Sweeney, Director of the Guggenheim Museum.

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