Renowned Montreal artist Morrie Rohrlick (1928-2014) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from McGill University and a Master’s in Art Education degree from Concordia University. He taught at Concordia for 20 years, following a successful career in business.
Morrie’s paintings are represented in the permanent collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, as well as in international collections. He held many solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the United States and received numerous honours and awards for his work, including Gold and Silver medals and the trophy for outstanding work in the field of representation in the Annual Competitions of the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec. A major solo retrospective, “A Colourful Life: Paintings by Morrie Rohrlick,” was held at Montreal’s Club Sportif MAA in June 2016.
As a Manhattan Arts reviewer commented, “Morrie Rohrlick takes colored pencil and acrylics and the subjects of still life and deftly transforms them into realistic, magnificent celebrations of colors.” Morrie’s artwork reflects the delight he took in life, his intellectual curiosity, his love of travel, his sense of humor, and his generous spirit. In an artist statement, he wrote, “My aim is to animate the inanimate, to create a world of lively, vibrant and exciting images, surfaces, textures and patterns that express the inner excitement and joy that I feel about my world.”