USPS honors George Morrison with new stamp line

Stamp featuring George Morrison’s Lake Superior Landscape (1981)

The United States Post Office has unveiled its new line of “forever” stamps featuring five landscapes by the late Minnesota-based Ojibwe painter George Morrison (1919–2000). artnet News’s Caroline Goldstein writes:

The defining theme in Morrison’s work across painting and sculpture is the presence of a horizon line bisecting the picture plane, representing the delineation between ground and sky, as well as the spiritual and natural worlds. The deep jewel tones he utilized in many paintings are echoed in varying shades of wood collected from the waters’ edge, fitting together fields of color like puzzle pieces or broken sea glass. His work was heavily influenced by his childhood growing up on Lake Superior, where he returned later in life when his ailing health required him to work on a smaller scale.