Student, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago, 1931-1933; exchange scholar, Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna, 1933-1934; exchange scholar, Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, Vienna, 1934-1935; fellow, Institute International Education for study in Paris, 1935-1936.
He opened the Spokane Art Center through the Federal Art Project during the Great Depression. In 1941, he was commissioned to paint murals for the Eugene, Oregon post office. The Morrises settled in Portland, Oregon and established important and influential artistic careers, beginning as figurative artists and gradually moving toward abstract art\r\nMorris is known today for his strong Abstract Impressionist paintings.
His work can be seen in collections throughout the United States., including those of the Portland Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Reed College, the Boise Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Artist During his life, his work was shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Seattle Art Museum.
Married Hilda Morris, 1940. 1 son, David.