Alberto Morrocco OBE (1917-1998)

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About the artist - Alberto Morrocco OBE (1917-1998)

Alberto Morrocco OBE FRSA FRSE RSW RP RGI LLD (1917-1998) was a Scottish artist of landscapes, still lifes and portraiture renowned for his superb draughtsmanship and traditional teaching practices.

Morrocco was born in Aberdeen in 1917, the son of Italian immigrants. At the young age of 14 he gained entrance to Gray’s School of Art and travelled in Europe after graduating. Most of his professional life was spent as Head of Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee where he maintained a nostalgic approach to art education with emphasis on technique and practice. His belief in the preservation of conventional teaching methods provided motivation for his own work in which his still lifes and portraits can be interpreted as laments for a lost tradition.

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