Douglas Paul Morgan was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1948. He was educated at the University of Dayton and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California. In addition to his work as a fine artist, he has taught at the renowned Academy of Art College in the graduate and the under graduate departments. Douglas Paul Morgan passed away in August 2021, and everyone who’s life he touched will dearly miss him.
Morgan has won numerous awards for his paintings, nationally and on the west coast, including California Art Club exhibitions and Artist’s magazine Annual Competitions. In 1996 and 1997, he was accepted into the Annual Arts for the Parks competition. In 2003, he was awarded the second place jury award at the prestigious Napa Valley Museum Biennial Plein Air Painting Exhibition in Napa, California. He was profiled in the 1996 issue of American Artist magazine, the December 2000 issue of the Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art magazine’s 2002 May and June editions, Art of the West May/June 2004 Edition and in the book, Best of Flower painting II, published by Northlight Books in 1999. In 2005 his paintings were published in two new books by International Artist, 100 Ways to Paint People and Figures, Volume 2 and 100 Ways to Paint Still Life and Forms, Volume 2.
Douglas Paul Morgan is a Signature member of the Society of Western Artists, New Mexico Plein Air and the Oil Painters of America. He is an Artist Member of the California Art Club where he serves on the Board of Directors as well as Co-Chair of the Northern California, chapter.