Stan Morris, Mount Forest’s free spirit

He painted everything from roadside signs and truck lettering to local ladies in the nude. And he lived life just as he wanted


Stan Morris was an artist, a sign painter, trapper, free spirit, eccentric and man about town.

He studied art in New York City for seven years, then lived the life of a hermit, trapping and painting on his own in the New Liskeard area during the Great Depression. He sold his paintings far and wide, including many through Eaton’s and the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Better Farming - January 2012