MORLEY, John E

1942 - ?

Born at 19 Aviemore Way, Beckenham, Kent on 12 September 1942, son of William John Morley (27 November 1900-1970), a plumber on Southern railways, and his wife Annie Daisy née Miller (21 July 1903-1991), who married at Bromley, Kent in 1926. John studied at Beckenham School of Art and at Ravensbourne College of Art 1957-1962 followed by the Royal Academy Schools until 1966 and in 1974 gained a further scholarship from the Arts Council. He married at Chanctonbury, Sussex in 1972, fellow artist Diana Rosemary Howard [q.v.], and they had one daughter. A visiting lecturer at Epsom School of Art and Design also assistant Master at Westminster School, Suffolk College and Royal Academy Schools. A painter who was a member and exhibitor at Royal Society of British Artists and New English Art Club, also exhibiting at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Paris Salon and elsewhere with regular solo shows at Piccadilly Gallery from 1977. He sometimes signs his work 'J.M.' and lived at Stoven North Green, near Halesworth, Suffolk where, in the grounds of his Suffolk cottage has, for over thirty years, cultivated one of the most extraordinary gardens. Through his deep knowledge of his subject he has lovingly seeded, planted, labelled and grown an astounding variety of plants and many rare species including auriculas, fritillaries and over three hundred varieties of snowdrops. Like his friends, the late Cedric Morris [q.v.] and John Nash these have become a natural subject matter for his paintings. In 1990 elected a Brother of the Art Workers' Guild and in 1996 a member of the Soceity of Wood Engravers. www.johnmorley.info




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