Explores the themes and styles that have shaped Morsberger's career to date and features eighty of his most significant works, introduced with an insightful examination of his techniques and inspirations. Also includes a biographical portrait. I'd quite like to hang one or two of his works at home!
Philip Morsberger (born 1933) is a prolific painter who has worked and held influential teaching positions in America and Britain since the late 1950s. During his long career, Morsberger has never been subservient to any one style of painting; his work has evolved through a number of distinct phases that have embraced realism, abstraction and the American comic-strip tradition. Morsberger's most recent pictures, brimming with dramatic colour and vibrant energy, blend abstract and narrative qualities. They are full of fascinating personal imagery, often based on the artist's childhood memories and humorous philosophy of life. This unique study explores the themes and styles that have shaped Morsberger's career to date, offering an intimate portrait of this spirited, highly disciplined and irrepressibly witty artist. "Philip Morsberger: A Passion for Painting" is the first in-depth survey of this prolific American painter and is stunningly illustrated with eighty works and twenty biographical photographs.