Paintings by Frederick Lyle Thrauthemburg Morris

Paintings by Frederick Lyle Thrauthemburg Morris

Artists statement:
The use of color has always been a major factor in all my art, the movement of purple through the saturation of blue calls to the elements of the sea where I recall painting as a young artist. The conflict between mind and soul can be found in the rattling of red and orange embattled with yellow to bring about a lasting calm, a mixture of peace and an elegance in a world conflicted by old statesmen grumbling that they could do it all better. I allow my art to speak for me, it absorbs the distractions of life, gives voice to all that is in me but guards so that it never gives too much.

Artist Bio:
Frederick “Lyle” Von Thrauthemburg Morris’s love of art began at the age of 6, and he sold his first painting at 9, Paris, France. Under his middle name, Lyle, he has been featured in various international art books and magazines. An oil painter who has traveled the world with the US government, Morris has exhibited throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, China, Korea, Italy, France, and throughout the United States. He is a Grumbacher Gold Medalist, whose work was purchased by the late Princess Diana, and his paintings are in permanent collections around the world, including Christian Brothers’ Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery here in Memphis. He is a member of the Bartlett Art Association, Artists’ Link, American Artist, International Artists Association, Mid-South Artists League, Michigan Arts, Mid-South Artist Gallery, and his work can be found online at Fine Art America and other art sites. Educated in France, Germany and the United States, his graduating focus was a Double Master’s Degree in: Psychology, Abnormal Behavior, and the Arts and Art History while studying at Paris College of Art and Heidelberg University, and Psychology while attending Harvard and Park University. 1983-1986 Exhibited in Ixehime, Morsbach, Frankfurt and Aschaffenburg Germany. 1987-89 Exhibits in Berlin, Hong Kong and Korea. 1990-99 Exhibits in Detroit Michigan, New York, Virginia and Penn. 2000-2014 Exhibits in Daegu Korea, China, Japan, Boston, and Paris. 2015 – Present: Exhibits with the Beacham Art Gallery, Colorado; Brooklyn NY, The Tylor Gallery Virginia, the Mid-South Artist Gallery, The Mall Gallery Rome Italy, and Fine Art America.

2021 Abstracts/Paintings



Ships at sea


Indian - from around the world

F. L. Morris 2020 - N.C. Wyeth 1908

Oil Paintings, Drawings and pencil

Ziegfeld Girls


Si-Fi - Mar's - the moon


Blue and Purple

Flowers - Garden - Fruit



Men in Love