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Is Gordon Morison still alive?


By PhilGreg

6 years ago



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#10 6 years ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

From the Chicago Tribune web site when he died:
**********************************
July 22, 2000
Gordon A. Morison, beloved husband of Joan;
loving stepfather of Laurel (Jim) Sorenson,
Michelle (Steven) Hoover, Suzy (Christopher)
Greco; fond brother of Norman. He was a
commerical graphic artist and the originator of
Pinball Art. Korean War Army Veteran. Visitation
Monday 11 a.m. til time of service at 11:30 a.m.,
Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Hgts.
Rd., Elk Grove Village. Interment Christ Lutheran
Cemetery (Orland Park). Contributions to
American Cancer Society Appreciated.
847-640-0566
***********************************

Wow, thanks for posting this. I wish I could find more info on Art Stenholm, but there seems to be very little known about him.

#16 6 years ago

Alex,
Wow, thanks so much for finding this. How did you find it anyhow? He was my favorite pinball artist. Very similar in style to Roy Parker. Look at the backglass art on Williams "Eager Beaver" and tell me that it isn't strikingly similar to Parker's work. The backglass art on "North Star" has always been debated. A very good source insists that it was Parker, but I see a lot of characteristics that look like it could be Stenholm's work. That demonstrates how close their styles were.

#48 6 years ago
Quoted from ccotenj:

you would think so... i can't imagine gottlieb paid him enough to build that large of a nest egg by 50...

These guys were not employed by the pinball companies. They worked for companies such as "Advertising Posters", and "Reproduction Graphics". I was not aware that Art Stenholm worked for Amoco as is stated in his obituary. I'm going to try to dig up some old Amoco ads, etc and see if I can find anything that looks like his style.

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#61 2 years ago

The king of thunder thighs and giant jugs!

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#73 3 months ago

No.

#77 3 months ago

If it's not GM, they must have had the same art teacher!

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