Ivan Morrison Scholarship in the Arts

Ivan Morrison


Ivan Morrison grew up in Wisconsin, receiving an undergraduate degree in Art and serving in the Marine Corps before the mountains beckoned him to Montana. He earned his MFA in Fine Arts from UM in 1967. At UM, Ivan was influenced by professors Rudy Autio, Don Bunse, Walter Hook and James Dew. He went on to a successful career as visual artist; his work can be seen in diverse venues, including the permanent collection of the Coos Bay Art Museum. His striking, massive sculpture Untitled is displayed as part of the TriMet Public Art program in Portland, Oregon. In addition to the visual arts, music has been a rich and rewarding part of Ivan’s life. He plays and composes music to this day. Inspired by his faith and a lifelong passion for social justice, Ivan and his wife Mary created the Ivan Morrison Scholarship in the Arts, a permanently endowed scholarship which benefits students who demonstrate financial need as they pursue an education in Art, Music or Theatre & Dance.

To join Ivan and Mary Morrison in support of talented, dedicated UMArts students, please make a gift by completing the form below, or calling 406.243.4990.