Esteemed Cortona Professor Ted Morgan

ted-morgan“Some very sad news to report…Ted Morgan has left the building. He was a dear friend – a very unique character, an artist, a teacher. He was a rock solid stand-up guy who was sensitive, smart, tough, but ultimately a prince of a fellow. He will be deeply missed. “

– Scott Belville

On Dec. 7 after a brief illness Ted Morgan passed away surrounded by his family in Huron, Ohio. He grew up in Cleveland and graduated in 1975 from Western Michigan University with a BFA, then earned his MFA in 1977 from Ohio University. Ted was an Professor of Printmaking Emeritus at Alfred University in New York from 1979 to 2014. In 1984 he was an Artist-In-Residence in the UGA Cortona Program and during many years to follow he taught Printmaking to many lucky students at the UGA Cortona program.

Ted will be deeply missed by his many friends in the Art Community, especially his fellow Cortona Professor Scott Belville. Memorial contributions may be made in Ted’s memory to the University of Georgia Foundation (designated to the Friends of Cortona), to 394 South Milledge Ave, Suite 100, Athens, Ga. 30602. Click here to donate online, drop-down menus: 1. Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; 2. Friends of Cortona. Read full Obituary:

A fond remembrance from Thérèse Chabot:  “I met Ted as we were artists in residency in Cortona in the summer 1984. We kept in contact all these years. After retiring, he came to visit me in Québec. I will always remember Ted as a meaningful friend: a man with integrity, a talented artist, a true pedagogue, an epicurian and a someone with a special sense of humor. Ted was real. I will miss him.”

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