Morris Rippel

Watercolorist and tempera painter Morris Rippel, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is known for his bold-colored and delineated paintings of the Southwest, often with glowing tones of luminism. Frequently he studied a particular place for years before painting it so that he could express familiarity and personal involvement. He worked as a registered architect until 1967 when he decided to devote himself full-time to painting.