Greg Mort The Art of Stewardship Collection 1985 to 2021

American artist Greg Mort's original paintings from his Art of Stewardship Collection featuring images of the Earth.

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  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Art, Paintings, Stewardship, Earth
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Greg Mort

Greg Mort is a widely recognized American contemporary artist whose unmistakably modern creations have the classic feel of the Dutch Masters juxtaposed with startlingly modern designs. His signature images combine his passions for art, science and nature. Mort’s artwork is in many prominent collections including the Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art, Boston Museum of Science, Delaware Art Museum, Farnsworth Museum, Academy Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Brandywine River Museum and the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. His works have been selected for many pubic space venues. He has been honored to participate in the United States Department of State’s Art in Embassies program. Mort strongly believes in the ideals of cultural diplomacy and recently had painting at The White House as part of this program. Mort’s artwork has been exhibited in over one hundred museum and gallery shows around the world. Recent museum shows include “Lunar Attractions” at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and “Starry Skies of Art” at the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä, Finland and The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore Maryland. Currently his art is part of the Academy Art Museum’s AAM@60 Diamond Anniversary exhibition. Deeply fascinated with astronomy and the universe Mort’s life-long interest in science is frequently reflected in his artwork. He has been a commissioned NASA artist since 1983 and serves on the board of the Lowell Observatory. In 2010 his painting “ZERO-G Apples” was one of six paintings juried into “The First Art Show in Space@” aboard the International Space Station. A skilled astro-photographer and telescope builder Mort is a sought after speaker on the intersection of art and science. Throughout his career Mort has recognized the power of imagery and used his art to share his passion of promoting environmental awareness. In 2007 he established The Art of Stewardship Project, his family foundation that supports and inspires ecological consciousness through the arts. The Art of Stewardship Project works with arts and educational organizations to build partnerships and collaborations reinforcing the artist’s role in preserving our fragile Earth. Leading by example Mort is a Clinton Global Initiative Partner offering his artwork to support the goals of Circle of Blue the international organization of top journalists and scientists providing relevant, reliable, and actionable on-the-ground information about the world’s water and food resource crises. Mort is a self taught artist, passionate amateur astronomer and enthusiastic competitive archer. During the winter he lives and paints in rural Montgomery County Maryland and in summer on the rugged Maine coast in the fishing village of Port Clyde. GregMortCollection. “Greg is a master at helping us to see our planet as a gift to be treasured. His Art of Stewardship program highlights the role of the citizen artist – to create more than a concert on a stage, or a framed image on a wall, but to create a call to act – using art – in a way that makes the world better for all.” John Schratwieser, Executive Director Kent County Arts Council

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Director Statement

The Arts have always had the ability to transcend language, culture, and the centuries. Since the dawn of our collective human memory, art in its myriad forms has expressed our hopes, our fears, and our loves while also serving as an interpretive record of the world around us. Then as now, the voice of Art remains a powerful communicative tool.

In this, the new millennium, the realization that we indeed live on “One World” carries with it responsibilities never dreamt of by our distant ancestors as they expressed their visions on cave walls and with carved fertility icons. We now recognize the fragility of our planetary home and the profound role each of us plays in the drama of life on Earth.
Now more than ever the “Artist” will play an ever-increasing part in a cast that must include…all of humanity.

The “Art of Stewardship” is in fact a calling out to those who speak the language that is universally understood. One that has the potential to raise awareness, inspire and celebrate our role as “Stewards” of our tiny oasis in space. At this point in history no challenge is more important or more immediate in nature. Our very survival depends on it.

Knowing this, I call on artists worldwide to help bring the notion of “Stewardship” to the forefront of our conversations and consciousness.