Atelier Tapisseries, Djerba, Tunisia

Sir Cedric Morris (1889 - 1981)

Oil on canvas


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  • About the work
    Country: Tunisia
    City: Tunis
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Cedric Morris was born in Swansea and began painting just before the First World War, largely self-taught. He briefly attended the Académie Delacluse in Paris in 1914. With his life-long companion, the painter Arthur Lett Haines (1894-1978), he established the East Anglian School of Drawing and Painting in Dedham, Suffolk, whose students included Lucian Freud. Morris exhibited with the Seven and Five Society (1926-1932), but later withdrawing as his preference for figuration diverged from their focus on abstraction. During the Depression, Morris worked with communities in his native south Wales to establish art societies. He inherited his father’s baronetcy in 1947. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Tate, London in 1984. In 2018, the exhibition, 'Cedric Morris: Artist Plantsman' that explored his flower paintings, was held at the Garden Museum, Lambeth.
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    Africa, Tunisia, Djerba
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Atelier Tapisseries, Djerba, Tunisia
    Oil on canvas
    height: 63.50 cm, width: 63.50 cm
    Purchased from the Fine Art Society, March 1983
    br: C. MORRIS / 26
    Collection of ‘M. Hardy’; from whom purchased by the Fine Art Society, London, in January 1977; from whom purchased by the Government Art Collection in March 1983
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