The Grenning Gallery is donating 100% of proceeds

of Morton’s prints to Atelier South in honor of the Holiday Season

AND the new release of his Oscar buzz movie.


George Anthony Morton’s film

Master of Light is streaming now on HBOmax

& receiving critical praise!

Framed archival print of Mars, by George A. Morton, Charcoal on paper, 2017.

We are thrilled to announce that, in honor of George Anthony Morton’s inspired journey, we are donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the remaining “Mars” prints to Morton’s Atlanta-based classical art initiative, Atelier South. There are only 24 prints still available in this set of signed and numbered limited edition of 50.  Morton, who’s work was first shown here in Sag Harbor at the Grenning Gallery in February 2017, recently released a film about his path on HBO Max! The film is garnering great critical support – there is even Oscar buzz! Morton’s film “Master of Light” looks at his unlikely journey, attending one of the world’s finest art schools – The Florence Academy of Art – shortly after serving 11 years in Federal Prison.

Click here or on the video above to watch the trailer!

Morton is currently filming the sequel, which is documenting his journey to fund and build out Atelier South in Atlanta. This is a place where Morton will facilitate teaching classical techniques to underserved communities and support his current work of teaching inside prisons.

Click here to go to Morton’s nonprofit through which he would like to send more students like himself to Italy and help offer Florence Academy of Art workshops in underserved communities.


Laura Grenning & George Morton in Morton’s studio at FAA NY in 2017.

Laura Grenning has been quietly supporting Morton since we heard his story during his second year of art school, through direct tuition payments, to showing and promoting his story, and his work. His drawing “Mars” was originally sold by the Grenning Gallery in 2017, and was subsequently curated into a 2020 – 2021 exhibition at MoMA PS1 titled “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration” & published into a book of the same name.


Click here for the book: “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration”


Morton signs the first 25 of his limited edition of 50 prints of “Mars” in 2017.

Due to popular demand, the Grenning Gallery created 50 archival prints of Morton’s award-winning 2016 charcoal drawing “Mars” on fine art archival paper. Although over half of them have already sold, the remaining 24 prints are available for $350 each plus shipping. You can buy it by clicking INQUIRE on our website here. OR if you donate a minimum of $400 directly to Atelier South through the Represent Justice website here we will send you the print. Call Megan Toy or Laura Grenning at 631-725-8469 if you have any questions.

The 2017 article in the Sag Harbor Express “A Rembrandt from the Streets” can be viewed on our website here: GRENNING GALLERY PRESS

Click here for the original article from the New York Times.

George A. Morton, Laura Grenning, and Julia Lourie pose beside the original drawing of “Mars” after it sold during the opening reception of “Expanding Tradition” in 2017.

(Left) Julia Lourie, and George Morton, and Laura Grenning reunited on December 7th, 2022 for the screening of “Master of Light” at John Jay College in NYC.

(Right) Laura Grenning, George Morton, and Julia Lourie, with Greg Hedberg, Chairman of the Board at the Florence Academy of Art.

Visit George Morton’s page on The Grenning Gallery Website

Video of George’s recent trip to NYC, where he met up with Laura

to sign the remaining “Mars” prints.

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