Artist Burton Morris is best known for his bold, graphic pop art depictions of various modern icons. His subject matter includes everyday objects that portray today’s popular culture. Pittsburgh born Morris earned his fine arts degree at Carnegie Mellon, had a career as an art director in advertising and then burst onto the American stage when he was given international exposure in 2004 producing the signature image for the 76th Annual Academy Awards. His iconic paintings collectors range from Presidents, Dignitaries, Celebrities and Corporate leaders worldwide. His signature creations have hung on the sets of classic TV show’s like “Friends” as well images for The United States Olympic Team, The 38th Montreux Jazz Festival, The Andre Agassi Foundation, FIFA World Cup Soccer, The 2006 MLB All-Star Game, the 2012 One Young World Conference, and the 2016 US Open Golf Tournament. Original artworks have been commissioned for corporations and Institutions such as H.J. Heinz, Chanel, Rolex, Perrier, AT&T, Kellogg’s and the U.S. State Department. In addition, Burton’s artwork has helped to raise millions of dollars for charities worldwide.
In this interview, Burton Morris shares how his personal experience at Children’s Hospital acted as a catalyst for his success and what he believes are the keys to reaching our dreams.
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