In Memory

Eddie Morgan

Eddie Morgan

Edward Lee Morgan 1943-2014

Born on November 13th, 1943 in Independence, MO to Lee and Ada (Eaton) Morgan, Ed was one of the few “free-range” engraving artists. After a high school career in the music and nightclub industry, Ed attended the Kansas City Art Institute, and then went to Hallmark Cards were he was trained to be an engraver.

Recognizing corporate life was not his calling, Ed joined the Taos Starving Artists club in 1970.  He first applied his talents to engraved jewelry and by 1980, started engraving plates. In 1981 he married Virginia and together they developed the silk embossing processing used in the work you see here.

Ed is survived by his lovely adoring wife Virginia “Blueberry” Morgan, his beloved dog Bouche, his children, grandchildren, his best friend Jim, and a multitude of people touched by his art, generosity, and colorful spirit.

Ed and Virginia Morgan (w/ Boo)

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08/23/14 02:49 PM #1    

John Erickson

I am so sorry to hear of Ed Morgan's passing. We were good friends in school, playing together in drum ensambles and sharing Boy Scout and Mic-O-Say activiities. About 15 years ago, I visited Ed at this art gallery in Taos, New Mexico. He was a very well known artist. He developed an unique style combing his skills as a painter and an embosser. Most of his work depicted Native Americans and soutwestern themes. His interest in Native Americans began with his Scout work. He owned a very historic home in Taos. Rest in peace, my friend and brother.

John Erickson


08/23/14 08:00 PM #2    

E. T. Manning

Very sorry to hear about Eddie having to leave us.

We enjoyed a lot of great times in high school as well as our places of employment during our school years.

05/29/15 12:33 AM #3    

Larry Chambers

I also am sorry to hear about my "Friend" Eddie passing. I spent much time with Eddie in band and orchestra at NKCHS. Attended a year with Eddie at Southwest Missouri State, along with other friends from NKC. Eddie and others used to come to my apartment where we listened to music and had a good time. Eddie was a hell of a drummer and artist, an artist in many ways. I miss the sound of your drum ole friend, and hope to once again, dance to that sound.

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