Ike E. Morgan loves to paint presidents. He painted George Washington from the dollar bill when he was in the Austin State Hospital where he resided from age 17 through age 41. He was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia and lived many years at the hospital recovering and learning how to live out on his own. For the past 17 years, he has lived on his own with roommate and he paints every day. He still focuses on Washington and other presidents, but will occasionally stray and paint other subjects that cross his mind.
Ike works in series based upon the materials he has on hand and what is in his mind. His work can be created with a wide range of materials. He loves acrylics, ink, oils, pastels, canvas, paper, and cardboard. He is always up to mixing it up.
Ike is a confident man with a great personal style and loving manner.
We have known him for 20+ years now and he always amazes us with his wise words and incredible love for painting.
Here's a great article by Charles Bowden from a past issue of Harpers Magazine on Ike Morgan and LBJ.....Kill some time and enjoy it. Charles Bowden was a brillant writer who found similarities in two men who you could never believe had anything in common.
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