Art: Pieces of Men

Jim Morris has long been a familiar figure in Santa Fe, N.Mex. A chunky mild-mannered, roughly dressed man, he looks older than his 48 years, talks in the hurt, hesitant fashion of Victor Moore Townspeople had heard, vaguely, that he was a painter. Some wondered how he got along, and what made him so sad.

Last week a Santa Fe gallery put 20 Morns canvases on show. He was indeed a painter, and an able one. Out-of-the-way though it was, the exhibition might well mark the beginning of national recognition for Jim Morris.


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