Morton, Robert Harold SSA (Scottish)
Path through the Forest, watercolor, signed l/r,
9.5" x 13" image, 16.5" x 19" frame.
About the Painting: Very good condition; photographed under anti-reflection glass - not inspected out of frame.
About the Artist: Landscape painter. Exhibited at the RSA, GI, and is represented in Glasgow Art Gallery. Lived in Glasgow and later at Stirling. - from Dictionary of British Artists, Working 1900-1950 by Grant M. Waters.
Born in Stirling in 1892, Robert Harold Morton attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1909-12, then the Slade in London from 1913-14. After serving in the army in the First World War, he attended the Edinburgh School of Art from 1920-24, and in 1921 made a tour of Dumfriesshire with William Gillies. He also travelled to Europe with Gillies and John Maxwell, where he was inspired by the work of the French artists. He exhibited widely throughout his career, and was active with the Society of Scottish Artists.
He settled in Stirling in the early 1950s, but by the early 1960s until his death he was a resident of the Murray Royal Psychiatric Hospital in Perth.
In 2000 a memorial exhibition was held by the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling to celebrate the often overlooked work of Morton. - from Explore Art at Gracefield Art Centre.
Collections: Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling Council, Glasgow Museums, and Dumfries and Gallaway Council (Gracefield).