Born in 1964 in Pittsburgh, PA, Burton Morris certainly is among the most important Neo-Pop artists and is comparable with his art to the direct tradition of artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Liechtenstein. After graduating, Morris worked as the art director of an advertising agency and created TV commercials. Here he began his PostPop drawings and in 1990 he founded the Burton Morris Studios.

Burton Morris developed his unmistakable style in this period. His hard and heavy stroke comes from his studies of woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer and Rockwell Kent. Like Warhol Morris used objects from everyday life to transform his art into icons. Cups of steaming coffee, martini glasses, cabs or dancing popcorn boxes come to life through his strokes. Morris is also heavily influenced by the comics he consumed in his childhood.

He be became abruptly known by his works in the TV series "Friends", which featured Burton Morris paintings in all the rooms. He also designed image signatures for the 76th Academy Awards in Hollywood and the 38th Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2006 Burton Morris became the official painter of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

His collectors include prominent names like Michael Eisner, Warren Buffet, Jimmy Carter, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, John Travolta and many more. Works by Burton Morris can be found in numerous international museums. Important solo exhibitions were held for example at Sotheby's, the International Olympic Museum and the Hickory Museum of Art.