Alfred Morang

Alfred Morang was born in Ellsworth Maine in 1901, he studied music, painting, and literature in Boston, where he earned a masterís degree in Fine Arts.. Although he exhibited his paintings in Boston, Morang concentrated on writing during this period and published several fictional works in the 1930's.

Tuberculosis necessitated a move to a drier climate, and Alfred relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1937.

In Santa Fe, Alfred Morang rapidly became an integral part of an already rich and cresting art scene. His paintings were of a powerful impressionistic style often sculpted in thick impasto paint with a pallet knife, interpreting the area landscape and the local characters. His background as a writer served him and indeed, the art community well. He published his Art column, "The Ferris Wheel" in the Santa Fe New Mexican and began hosting a radio program The World of Art with Alfred Morang for Radio Station KTCR in Santa Fe.

Alfred Became fast friends with Clem, who was 15 years his junior, and took many opportunities to advocate young Clem's work in the newspapers.

Morang 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 died in a fire in his Home/Studio in 1958.