Morris Kantor (1896-1974)

"From the start I painted with great freedom, working without hesitation or fear and entirely free from all influence of the masters, old and new."

Morris Kantor, born in Russia, was the husband of fellow Clarkstown artist, Martha Ryther. Kantor was a student as well as a teacher at The Art Students League of New York. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Logan Medal at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his colorful works are exhibited at museums such as the MoMA, the Met, the Denver Art Museum, the Whitney, and many more. Kantor passed in 1974 after living on South Mountain Road in New City with his wife. 

Morris Kantor, Baseball at Night, 1934. Oil on linen, 94x120cm. Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Ann Prentice Wagner, “Baseball at Night,” in 1934: a New Deal for Artists, 102. Canada: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009.
“Morris Kantor.” The Art Students League of New York.