Morris Nathanson


Morris Nathanson, photo by Scott Lapham.

As the founder and president of Morris Nathanson Design, with offices in New York, Boston and Providence, Morris Nathanson has led projects all over the world. He has won many awards for his hospitality venues and restaurants. In 1986, after decades of business travel, Nathanson settled down in his native city, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and renovated an old mill building for his firm’s office. An early advocate for adaptive reuse, Nathanson has been in the forefront of developing Pawtucket as a highly respected arts district. As a fine artist, Nathanson creates paintings, prints, and wood sculptures, drawing from his design aesthetic, bold use of color, and knowledge of modern art. Nathanson received his BFA from the University of Miami, and honorary doctorates from Rhode Island College and Johnson and Wales University.

Source: NetWorks 2013 – 2014 Catalogue


Japonica, 2005
Wood assemblage, 35 x 22 in


Video: Richard Goulis
Music: Aurea
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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