Edward Morgan (1933-2009) - 2000 Gouache, St James' Park, London
DescriptionA bold surrealist watercolour by British artist Edward Morgan (1933-2009). This highly stylised depiction of St James' Park has been executed in Morgan's unique style 'roundism'. The rich and vibrant colour palette gives this artwork a modern and fresh quality, and unusual depictions of birds and wildlife create a surrealist playfulness. With an inscribed Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2000 label on the reverse. Inscribed with the title to the reverse 'St James' Park with Pelicans'. Well presented in a gilt wooden frame and clean card mount, as shown. Signed and incsribed on the reverse. On watercolour paper.
In fine condition overall. Very minor scuffing to the corners of the frame.
28.9 x 46.4cm (11.4" x 18.3")Framed Size: 48.5 x 65.6cm (19.1" x 25.8")
Sulis Fine Art is pleased to present a fine selection of artworks by British artist, Albert Edward Joseph Morgan (1933-2009). The collection emcompasses a wide variety of genres and styles including fine examples of Morgan's unique 'roundism' alongside modern oil paintings and more traditional life studies in graphite. Many of the artworks have been beautifully framed and would be ready to hang.
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Albert Edward Joseph Morgan (1933-2009) was a painter, born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Working as a commercial artist, he designed advertisement materials for the confectionery company, Cadbury. He also produced many advertisements for local papers and gained much success as a lapel badge designer. However Morgan’s passion for fine art remained a constant and he began to develop a unique style he named ‘roundism’. Morgan based his ethos around the idea that nature is entirely based around the circle and rounded shape, stating; ‘it is man that has invented the straight line’.
Morgan’s artwork is both optimistic and celebratory in style, this is evident in his attitude towards art making; ‘For many years I painted in a realistic manner before creating this style... [it] gives me great contentment of mind. Painting has become an adventure, and for me each picture has a great meaning'. Morgan exhibited his work at the Royal Academy, the Laing Art Gallery, and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
|Artist||Edward Morgan (1933-2009)|
|Dimensions||28.9 x 46.4cm|
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