Essential Pittsburgh
5:41 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

The "Grandson of Pop Art” Returns Home

Burton Morris designed the logo for Pittsburgh's One World Summit
Burton Morris designed the logo for Pittsburgh's One World Summit
Credit Burton Morris

Burton Morris has seen his art displayed in the United Nations, Time Magazine, USA Today, the hit TV show Friends, the Paris World Cup, and the 2006 Major League Baseball All Star Game.

He says of all the ways his graphic and colorful art has been presented, he's most impressed with the Heinz History Center's current exhibit. The Pittsburgh native is given a full retrospective, from his earliest art at age 3 to his evolution into the international spotlight.

Morris’s style is described as bold, colorful, and energetic, true Pop Art. The exhibition includes his inspirations from wood cuts to comics, including the likes of Captain Marvel and Captain America. Morris admits he owes much of his success and inspiration to Andy Warhol.

The exhibit Poptastic! The Art of Burton Morris will be on display in the Heinz History Center until February 23, 2014.