The following was submitted by DAVID COOK FINE ART
Alfred Morang began his studies in art at the age of 16 with various artists who summered near his home in Ellsworth, Maine. He later received formal training at Fremond University where he earned a master’s degree in Fine Arts. While at the university, Morang studied under Impressionist Caroll S. Tyson, and landscape artist Henry B. Snell.
During the 1920’s, Morang continued his studies in art, as well as music, in Boston. Morang later settled in Portland, Maine after his marriage to Dorothy Clark. While in Portland, the couple painted and gave music lessons and Alfred also found work as an illustrator for books and magazines.
After Morang was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1938, the couple moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. After the move, Morang’s primary focus turned to painting. He worked as an artist for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), taught at the Arsuna School of Fine Arts and founded the Morang School of Fine Art in Santa Fe. In addition to teaching, he produced the Santa Fe radio program The World of Art and authored a book titled Transcendental Painting.
Alfred Morang perished in a tragic studio fire in 1958.