DescriptionRobert Lee Morris (American, born Germany, 1947) is one of America’s most celebrated contemporary jewelry designers. Examples of original Robert Lee Morris creations are represented in the collection of The Costume Institute. Our sinuous earrings were created for the Museum by Robert Lee Morris.
Produced by Robert Lee Morris for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
18K gold overlay. 1 3/4'' diam. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.
- 18K gold overlay
- 1 3/4'' diam.
- Pierced, with gold-filled posts
Art HistoryRobert Lee Morris' (American, born Germany, 1947) distinctive pieces—which fuse organic forms, hand-workmanship, and a cutting-edge sensibility—are sought by connoisseurs worldwide. His first solo show was held in the early 1970s at Sculpture to Wear, a unique New York venue showcasing one-of-a-kind art jewelry. Since then, Morris’s bold, clean, sculptural designs have garnered prestigious awards including the Coty Award (1981) and two Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (1985, 1994). A collaborator with some of the world’s leading couture designers, Morris was honored in 2007 with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from CFDA.