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About Morgan

Born to a wealthy, established Creole family in Louisiana in 1945, I grew up in segregated schools and attended Bishop College in Dallas for three years before doing two tours of duty with the Navy in Vietnam between 1964 and 1973. When I returned from Navy duty, curiosity as to my standing as a black man and an American citizen drove me to see how the rest of America lived, and so, for 17 years thereafter, I travelled back and forth across the country, accumulating addresses and occupations, including... more

Jazz: My Music, My People

Morgan puts his emotional response to music into these paintings, telling the stories of the performers who brought their own experiences and emotions as Americans and African Americans to their concerts, jam sessions and recordings.

  • James Brown

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects
  • Dakota Staton

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects
  • Stevie Wonder

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects
  • Solomon Burke

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects
  • Gladys Knight and The Pips

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects
  • Miki Howard

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects
  • Clara Ward

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects
  • Jo Jo Jones

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects
  • B. B. King

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects. One of three portraits included in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • William 'Count' Basie

    40in x 30in Mixed media on paper with found objects

Shall We Dance

Morgan Monceaux provides a deep insight into the contribution of African-Americans and multi-cultural influences on the international dance scene.

Exegesis (Black Bible)

This is an ongoing project which first previewed in Baltimore in March 2015. It is a reworking of religious paintings from the Bible through the eyes of an African American. It features black and white linocut prints alongside paintings which include the use of mixed media and found objects.

Shadowball

This series pays homage to unsung black legends in baseball history, both men and women, who participated in the Negro Leagues, as well as 'mainstream' leagues.

The Divas

A celebration of the contributions made by African-American opera singers and their successes on the operatic stage.

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Morgan's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.