Morton Kaish is a New York based artist whose paintings, drawings and prints can be found in major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the British Museum.
Kaish is considered a member of American art aristocracy not only for his incredible work, but for his contribution to the field of art through his work in the School of Art and Design at FIT/SUNY, the National Academy, and the Art Students League of New York.
Kaish’s light and color filled works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Notable exhibitions include the Butler Museum of American Art, the Hollis Taggart Galleries and Staempfli Gallery in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the American Cultural Center in Rome.
Critics have noted Kaish’s powerful ability to combine traditional and experimental painting techniques with contemporary insights. His paintings are inspired by a passion for the world around him, which he continues to explore in a diversity of mediums. Reviews of his work can be found in The New York Times, The New Yorker and TIME, among many other publications.
Morton Kaish is a Member of the National Academy of Design which is the leading honorary society for visual artists and architects in the United States, Each year, new National Academicians are inducted into membership by current members. This honor cannot be applied for or solicited. This the highest honor for an American artist.