Sir Cedric Lockwood Morris Bt (1889-1982) was one of the most original British painters of the twentieth century, yet a significant body of his work - the landscape paintings influenced by his extensive travels - have not been given due attention until now.
Travel was an integral part of both Morris's artistic life and his life as a collector and breeder of exotic species of plants and flowers. In fact, Morris is somewhat unique in that he achieved national stature both as a painter and plantsman, for which he received equal recognition by his peers. Cedric Morris: Beyond the Garden Wall will run in conjunction with an exhibition at the Garden Museum focusing on the artist's horticultural works.
Sir Cedric Lockwood Morris Bt, Italian Hill Town, 1922 ©Philip Mould & Company
New research uncovered by Philip Mould & Co. has made it possible to track Morris's movements from 1908 in Canada to the years just before his death, all of which had an undeniable impact upon his creative output. Our exhibition will showcase over twenty of the finest examples of Morris's landscape paintings from his travels at home and abroad, some of which will be offered for sale.
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