American Pop Artist Burton Morris was born in 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning a bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in 1986, he started a career as an art director in advertising. Morris is best known for his bold, graphic pop art depictions of various modern icons. His subject matter includes everyday objects that portray today’s popular culture. His artwork is characterized by radiant black outlines and vivid colors. In 1990, Morris began making his small post-pop icons into large-scale paintings, using his background in advertising to blur the lines between high and low art. Morris’ artwork is included in the collections of The Barack Obama Presidential Center, The Albright-Knox Museum, The Jimmy Carter Center, The Elysee Museum, The United Nations, The International Olympic Museum, The World of Coca Cola Museum, The Senator John Heinz History Museum, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.