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Gordon Louis Mortensen Edit Profile

artist , printmaker

Gordon Louis Mortensen, American artist, printmaker. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1957-1960. Member Boston Printmakers, Philadelphia Print Club, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Albany Print Club, American Print Alliance.

Background

Mortensen, Gordon Louis was born on April 27, 1938 in Arnegard, North Dakota, United States. Son of Gunner and Otillia Ernestine (Reiner) Mortensen.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minneapolis College Art and Design, 1964; postgraduate, University of Minnesota, 1969-1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Minnesota Museum, St. Paul, 1967, Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, C.G. Rein Galleries, Minneapolis, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1993, others, exhibited in group shows at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1st place award, 1977), Philadelphia Print Club (George Bunker award, 1977), 12th National Silvermine Guild Print Exhibition, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1994, 1996 (Hearsch Magazine award, 1978, Purchase award, 1983, 1986), 4th Miami International Print Biennial (4th place award, 1980), Rockford International, 1981, 1985 (Juror's award, 1981), Boston Printmakers National Exhibition, 1977, 1979-1981, 1983, 1997, 2003 (Purchase award, 1977, 1979, 1983, Juror's Accomodation), 2007, others, Represented in permanent collections Achenbach Foundation Graphic Arts at Palace Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Brooklyn Museum, Philadelphia Museum Art, Library. Of Congress, Minnesota Museum Art, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Miami, Florida, Museum American Art, Washington, Art Institute Chicago, Museum Art at Carnegie-Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Dulin Gallery Art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Philadelphia Museum Art, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, numerous corporation collections. Profiled in numerous art journals.

Membership

Served with United States Marine Corps, 1957-1960. Member Boston Printmakers, Philadelphia Print Club, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Albany Print Club, American Print Alliance.

Connections

Married Phoebe Hollis Hansen, April 10, 1965 (divorced 1968). Married Linda Johanna Sisson, December 7, 1969.

father:
Gunner Mortensen

mother:
Otillia Ernestine (Reiner) Mortensen

spouses:
Linda Johanna Sisson

Phoebe Hollis Hansen