Morris Nathanson founded the firm Morris Nathanson Design in 1967, and for over 40 years, he has developed a legacy in the Interior Design field, as a businessman and as an entrepreneur. Nathanson's art has evolved not from any one style, but many, and more from a personal reaction to family events and community. His method of expression is varied in painting, print making and wood assemblage. Nathanson is a civic leader in the community and volunteers with several non-profit and municipal organizations. He was the 2005 recipient of The Pawtucket Foundation Heritage Award that recognizes a long term commitment to the City of Pawtucket and its residents.