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Louis.600Loui_098     November 28, 2012

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of

MORRIS LOUIS (born MORRIS LOUIS BERNSTEIN,

November 28, 1912 - September 7, 1962).  He was a

member of the so-called Washington Color School.

During the 1950's, he was a leader in the development of the

Color Field Painting Movement, wherein Louis soaked oil

paints into unprimed canvases.  His art influenced many other

prominent artists.