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Robert Boyd Morrison (1896–1969) - 1945 Mixed Media, Blue Hills



A stark landscape in pencil, graphite and gouache, showing a stark, leafless tree against the horizon of blue, undulating hills. The artist has signed and dated to the lower right. On wove board.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration.


24 x 33cm (9.4" x 13")

Artist Biography

Painter, designer and teacher, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he worked for a lithographer, studying part-time at Belfast School of Art. After being wounded in the Army in France during World War I, Morrison studied under Henry Tonks for three years at Slade School of Fine Art, where he was a prizewinner. Among Morrison’s achievements between the wars were: furniture decoration; writing articles for Apollo and Artwork; modelling for the Ulster Pavilion at the 1924 Wembley British Empire Exhibition; theatrical design, and co-editing, with the designer and artist George Sheringham, the lavishly illustrated costume book Robes of Thespis, 1928; and teaching art in school and as principal of the Well School of Drawing and Painting, Hampstead, north London.

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Code ra973
Artist Robert Boyd Morrison (1896–1969)
Date 1945
Dimensions 24 x 33cm
Medium Mixed Media
Style Modernism
Subject Landscape
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