Morris E. Docktor

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About the Artist

Born in Philadelphia and raised in a semi-rural suburb of the city, Morris Docktor spent many hours in the city’s museums as a child.  After graduating from high school, he studied at Temple University’s Tyler College of Art and then enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he concentrated on painting and sculpture.  Throughout his school years, the artist supported himself as a portrait artist, architectural illustrator and mural painter.

As a well-known and respected artist in the region, Docktor has been awarded numerous commissions, including by Dow Jones, American Standard, and West End Corp.  Recently, he was commissioned by the Roebling Museum and Historic Society to create an impressive, life-sized bronze sculpture of Charles Roebling, who designed and built the town of Roebling, NJ.

He and his wife, Lynn, currently live in the iconic berm house in Hopewell, an innovative dwelling that incorporates a geo-thermal system as well as other energy efficient measures.