Alberto Morrocco OBE (1917-1998)

31 May - 24 June 2019

Alberto Morrocco OBE (1917-1998)

An exhibition of drawings and paintings by celebrated Scottish-Italian artist Alberto Morrocco. Renowned for his superb draughtsmanship and traditional teaching practices, this exhibition will show a selection of his largely unseen portfolio drawings alongside landscapes, still lifes and figurative works straight from the artists Estate.

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 methods. 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. In 1962 he was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1965 , and in 1977 was elected a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute. He died in 1999.

He participated in many group exhibitions both at home and abroad and works are held in major collections including: The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Royal Scottish Academy; Scottish Arts Council; West Riding County Council; Newark on Trent Municipal Museum; Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Glasgow; Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd; Vincent Price Esq, USA ; Icelandic Glasgow, Paisley, and Perth Art Galleries; the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Leicester, Stirling and St. Andrews; City of Art Centre, Edinburgh; Bank of Scotland. His work is to be found in private collections throughout Europe, the Far East and America.