Wayne Morrel was born in 1923 in Clementon, New Jersey. He was an alumnus of the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art and Drexel Institute. While pursuing his studies, he started as a printer's devil. This eventually led him to work in industrial and commercial design.
He began painting in 1953 and had such success that he left the design field in 1961 to devote his entire energy to the fine arts. Since then, he has exhibited his impressionistic landscapes internationally, receiving great acclaim. Numerous public and private collectors now own his work.
He is a member of the Allied Artists of America, Grand Central Art Galleries, American Artists Professional League, American Veterans Society, Salmagundi Club, Hudson Valley Artists, Springfield Academic Artists, Southern Vermont Art Association, and the Rockport Art Association.
Morrell's work is in the collections of The Armstrong Cork and Rubber Company, the National Cash Register Company, Watkins Salt Company, First National Bank of New York, Irving Trust Company, the Garcia Corporation, Capitol Finance Corporation, City Title Insurance Company, Stauffer Chemical Company, and many private collections. His work was also featured on the cover of Reader's Digest in August of 1967. He is also listed in Who's Who In American Art.