Alberto Morrocco

Painted Chest

1917-1998

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Price: POA

Medium: Wood

Born Aberdeen, 14 December 1917.   Painter in oil, watercolour, gouache and tempera.  Trained at Gray’s School of Art 1932-1938.  Also trained in France, Italy and Switzerland 1939.   Won Guthrie Award 1943.

Head of the School of Painting, Dundee College of Art 1950-1983.   Awarded San Vito Prize (Rome) 1959, Hon. LLD (Aberdeen) 1980 and OBE 1993.

A successful portrait painter as well as landscapes, still-lifes and genre.  Among his more important commissions are portraits of ‘The Queen Mother’, ‘President of Iceland’ and ‘The Earl of Mar & Kellie’.

Exhibited regularly at Royal Scottish Academy.  Represented in Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Glasgow Art Gallery, to name but a few.

Painted Kist from the artist’s studio sale.

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