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Edward Morgan (1933-2009) - Fine 1988 Gouache, The Vagrant

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An emotive contemporary gouache painting by British artist Albert Edward Joseph Morgan (1933-2009). This evocative and dynamic work depicts a 'Vagrant' on a public bench, with his head slumped in a depressive position. The immediacy of detail and calm colour palette gives this artwork a modern and fresh quality. Well-presented in simple modern wooden frame, as shown. With a label to the reverse from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1988. Signed, inscribed and dated on the reverse. On wove.


In fine condition overall. Only minor marks to the frame. Some trapped dirt behind glazing.


26.8 x 19.5cm (10.6" x 7.7")
Framed Size: 44.2 x 35.6cm (17.4" x 14")

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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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Artist Biography

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.

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Code kp191
Artist Edward Morgan (1933-2009)
Date 1988
Dimensions 26.8 x 19.5cm
Medium Gouache
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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