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Past Exhibition

Cedric Morris

Beyond the Garden Wall

The show will provide a unique opportunity to see travel through the lens of an artist whose intuitive understanding of flowers and their forms perfectly translated into the realm of the landscape genre.

The exhibition will showcase over twenty of the finest examples of Morris' landscape paintings from 1908-1971. Mentor of Lucian Freud, friends with social and artistic tastemakers such as Peggy Guggenheim and Elizabeth David, and - according to those closest to him - an artist who could rival Matisse, Cedric Morris was one of the most influential and assured British painters of the 20th century. In conjunction with the exhibition to be held at the Garden Museum, 'Cedric Morris: Beyond the Garden Wall' at Philip Mould & Company will highlight some of Morris' most significant pieces from his travels abroad. The travel works of Cedric Morris are a body of paintings hitherto unexplored and yet they represent an extensive aspect of his output as an artist. Travel was an integral part of Morris' artistic life and as a collector and breeder of exotic species of plants and flowers. Morris was the only person of his generation to achieve national stature both...

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The exhibition will showcase over twenty of the finest examples of Morris' landscape paintings from 1908-1971. Mentor of Lucian Freud, friends with social and artistic tastemakers such as Peggy Guggenheim and Elizabeth David, and - according to those closest to him - an artist who could rival Matisse, Cedric Morris was one of the most influential and assured British painters of the 20th century.

In conjunction with the exhibition to be held at the Garden Museum, 'Cedric Morris: Beyond the Garden Wall' at Philip Mould & Company will highlight some of Morris' most significant pieces from his travels abroad. The travel works of Cedric Morris are a body of paintings hitherto unexplored and yet they represent an extensive aspect of his output as an artist.

Travel was an integral part of Morris' artistic life and as a collector and breeder of exotic species of plants and flowers. Morris was the only person of his generation to achieve national stature both as a painter and a plantsman. It was his release from teaching and planting at his Suffolk home for over forty years, Benton End and it enabled him to paint passionately and independently all the while absorbing the vistas and landscapes of foreign lands.

Selected Highlights

Cedric Morris: Beyond the Garden Wall

Beyond the Garden Wall: Introduction

The life and travels of Artist Plantsman Cedric Morris
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