Morgan Losey studied at the University of Washington and was a
member of the Women Painters of Washington for forty years. She
was a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and the National
Association of Women Artists, NYC.
work of the 1930’s and early 1940’s was primarily
in watercolor, executed in a crisp, hard-edged Precisionist style.
She designed stage sets and costumes for many productions of the
local Federal Theater Project including the “Negro Unit”.
Her collection of stage and costume designs are in the University
of Washington’s Special Collections.
the mid-1940’s she turned to Surrealism and produced a body
of work influenced by European artists like Salvador Dali and
In addition to her activity as a painter, Losey was one of the
leading Interior Designers in Seattle, her work included projects
for the Seattle Opera House and Century 21, Seattle’s Worlds
Fair. She was also the Director of Frederick & Nelson’s
Interior Design department for many years.
She exhibited with the National Association of Women Artists in
New York City, the Oakland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum and
other regional venues.
Losey’s paintings are in the collections of the Tacoma Art
Museum, the Museum of History & Industry and University of
Washington, Special Collections.
tempera on paper
One Third of a Nation, c. 1938,
ink & watercolor
(Set Design for Federal Theater
painting “Bombardier’s View”, c. 1942
was featured in the Henry Art Gallery’s exhibit and
To Be Modern” by Sheryl Conkelton, 2000.
same painting is reproduced in “The Pacific Northwest Landscape:
A Painted History” by Kitty Harmon, Sasquatch Books, 2002.
& the artist's estate.
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