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Alfred Gwynne Morang

(1901 - 1958)
Alfred Morang was a distinctive Santa Fe figure who participated in and profoundly influenced the development of modernist painting in New Mexico. Throughout his life, Morang’s home was open to artists, writers and musicians of all kinds.

Morang was in born in 1901 in Ellsworth, Maine. He showed an early aptitude for music and writing. At the age of 16, he began his studies in art by observing the seascape painters that vacationed near his home. He attended Fremond University and studied under the American impressionist Carrol S. Tyson as well as Henry B. Snell, a National Academician who was considered one of the best landscape teachers of the time. During the 1920s, Morang made a successful living giving music lessons with his wife, Dorothy, and writing and publishing short stories.

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