Baruch Dayana Ha’emes: We regret to inform you of the passing of world famous painter, Morris Katz, who passed away a short time ago. Morris Z’L, a Shomer Shabbos, who holds a Guinness Book Of World Record for the world’s fastest painter, suffered a Stroke yesterday and went into a Coma until he passed away this morning in the Bronx.
Morris was brought to Lakewood earlier this year to open a Studio at Decorative Touch Furniture, owned by a Frum Lakewood resident.
Besides his own TV Show, Morris appeared on some major networks across the country, including on 60 Minutes, NBC Today, CBS News and many others and demonstrated his ability to paint a picture in minutes. He has taught Presidents and Actors how to paint as well.
At the Roma Pizza Guinness Record Holders Convention in New York City on May 9, 1988, he painted a 12 inch by 16 inch canvas of a child in the snow in 30 seconds plus 8 seconds to frame it.
Paintings from Morris Z’L hang in some of the finest homes and in over 100 museums throughout the world.
He was not married and has no children. He was 79. Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.
Photo: Morris painting at his Route 9 Studio.
Video below of Morris painting.
Such a talented and entertaining artist! Watching him was an amazing experience as you saw a painting come to vivid life before your very eyes. He was Mehane many, many people. Baruch Dayan Haemes.
Have one of his paintings right in the living room! Such a nice man….
I have known morris for many years and he was always nice and plesent to work with.
He will be missed.
Thank you TLS for painting us a picture of who this man was. Its obvious that this individual was a special person.
I used to watch Morris at rhe old Homowack Hotel. always with a smile, he’s an example of someone who needed a parnosa and went with his talents, all those desperate for a parnossa take your talents and go with it . BDE
Sad when ever there is a loss of someone who is gifted with a talent such as an artist.Although I did no know this person i understand those who did surely will miss him
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