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Seascape I
© Glasgow Museums. Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

Seascape I 1959

James Morrison (1932–2020)

Glasgow Museums

Painter and teacher, born in Glasgow. He studied at the School of Art there, 1950–4, then taught part-time, 1955–8. In 1962–3 he was visiting artist at Patrick Allan-Fraser School of Art, Hospitalfield, Arbroath. In 1965 he joined the staff of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, becoming head of department from 1979–87, when he resigned to paint full-time. He then made an extended painting trip to Canada, having in 1968 won an Arts Council Travelling Scholarship to Greece.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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