Alberto Morrocco (1917-1998)

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Alberto Morrocco

1917-1998

1917-1998, Scotland.
Alberto Morrocco was born in Aberdeen to Italian parents. He studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen in 1932-1938 under Robert Sivell RSA, James Cowie RSA and D M Sutherland RSA. In 1939 he went abroad and studied in France and Switzerland. In 1942 he won the Guthrie Award at the Royal Scottish Academy. After army service between 1940-1946 he continued his painting and also worked as an illustrator until he was appointed Head of Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. In 1957 he won the Medaglio d'Oro, San Vito, Italy. 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; Liliie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Glasgow; Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd; Vincent Price Esq, USA ; Icelandic Glasgow, Paisley, and Perth Art Galleries; he 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. Alberto Morrocco was born in Aberdeen to Italian parents. He studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen in 1932-1938 under Robert Sivell RSA, James Cowie RSA and D M Sutherland RSA. In 1939 he went abroad and studied in France and Switzerland. In 1942 he won the Guthrie Award at the Royal Scottish Academy. After army service between 1940-1946 he continued his painting and also worked as an illustrator until he was appointed Head of Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. In 1957 he won the Medaglio d'Oro, San Vito, Italy. 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; Liliie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Glasgow; Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd; Vincent Price Esq, USA ; Icelandic Glasgow, Paisley, and Perth Art Galleries; he 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.

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<i>Night Nurse</i> c1958 Oil on panel 13¾ x 19¾ ins, (34.92 x 50.17 cms)
<i>Young Saltinbanchi with Song Birds</i> 1980 Oil on canvas 50 x 30 ins, (127.00 x 76.20 cms)
<i>Homage to Don Quixote</i> 1969 Oil on canvas 39¼ x 51 ins, (99.70 x 129.54 cms)
<i>Scopa</i> 1978 Oil on panel 24 x 20 ins, (60.96 x 50.80 cms)

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