Item NMC/0589 - Dykelands

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  • 1991 (Creation)

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Landscape of low lying hills and fields. Dominant sky with clouds.

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painter and teacher, born in Glasgow. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1950-1954, 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. He was keeper of RSA, a council member of SSA and a member of RSW. Morrison was a frequent broadcaster on the arts on television. One of his most notable achievements was the series of paintings of disappearing and decaying Glasgow which he made over many years, featured in an exhibition at William Hardie Gallery, Glasgow, 1990. Frequent one-man shows also included a series at Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.

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This item is currently on display in the main library at The Glasgow School of Art. For access information please email

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Artist, Nov 1996

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oil on board

Dimensions: 796 x 1216 mm

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