Wayne Beam Morrell was born in Clementon, New Jersey in 1923. He was a painter of landscapes. He studied at the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art and at the Drexel Institute.

He exhibited quite often at major American venues, including: National Academy of Design; Rockport Art Association (1972); Allied Artists of America, New York (1972); and Expos Intercontinentale, Monaco, France. He received numerous awards, including: Jane Peterson Prize (1969) and Council of American Artists Societies Award (1971), Allied Artists of America; and Gold Medal, Rockport Art Association (1970). 

Morrell was a member of: Allied Artists of America (jury member, 1972); Springfield Academy Artists (council, 1960-61); Salmagundi Club; and Rockport Art Association.

Besides exhibiting his art at major venues, Morrell was also an Art Director at John Oldham Studios, CT (1958-61) and a designer at both the Paris and Brussels World Fairs.

He died on December 4, 2013 in Rockport, Maine.

Today, his works can be found in private and public collections, including the Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center, New York.

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