Morris Rippel worked in both oil and watercolor, but it was his watercolor that was so beloved by collectors and fans of his work. With a light touch and delicate brushstrokes, Rippel was able to connect to places and people of the West with lifelike color, fine detail and timeless subjects. A lifelong resident of New Mexico, he attended the University of New Mexico for two years before serving in the Koran War. His initial plan after the war was to become an architect, but soon a casual hobby of watercolor painting took over completely. Influenced by Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, Rippel was awarded one of the first Museum Purchase Awards at the Prix de West show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. He was also a licensed pilot.
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