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Robert Harold MORTON 1892 - 1965

Biography

Born in Stirling in 1892, Robert Harold Morton attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1909-12, then the Slade in London from 1913-14. After serving in the army in the First World War, he attended the Edinburgh School of Art from 1920-24, and in 1921 made a tour of Dumfriesshire with William Gillies. He also travelled to Europe with Gillies and John Maxwell, where he was inspired by the work of the French artists. He exhibited widely throughout his career, and was active with the Society of Scottish Artists.

He settled in Stirling in the early 1950s, but by the early 1960s until his death he was a resident of the Murray Royal Psychiatric Hospital in Perth.

In 2000 a memorial exhibition was held by the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling to celebrate the often overlooked work of Morton.