Morrocco, Alberto (1917-98)

Born in Aberdeen in 1917, the son of Italian immigrants, he studied at Gray's School of Art from 1932-38 and in France, Italy and Switzerland. He is famous for his landscapes in Scotland and abroad, still-life, figure painting and interiors but perhaps his best known works are his beach scenes and views of Venice. Morrocco was a decorative artist of great felicity, using a rich and varied palette. He was also influential as a teacher, teaching part-time at Gray's and becoming head of painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1950.

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