Elected ARSA: 21 March 1973

Elected RSA: 19 February 1992

Born in Glasgow in 1932, James Morrison studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1950-54. In 1957 he co-founded The Glasgow Group with fellow artists Anda Paterson and James Spence.

In 1965, Morrison joined the staff at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and, after a period in Catterline, he settled in Montrose. He left teaching in 1987 to paint full-time.

Whilst in Glasgow he painted several striking canvases of Glasgow tenements. Best known as a landscape painter, his main influences were the lush farmland and skies around his home in Angus and the rugged landscape of Assynt in Sutherland.

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Further Images

James Morrison RSA (1932-2020) Rossie Braes

Oil on gesso board, 1987, 81 x 150cm

RSA Diploma Collection (Deposited, 1992) 1995.02