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Cedric Morris: Artist Plantsman

Garden Museum, London

18 Apr - 22 Jul 2018

A contemporary and friend of artists Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Paul Nash and Christopher Wood, Morris is perhaps best known for having taught a younger generation of artists including Lucian Freud. He is also admired by horticulturalists as a plant breeder, of hybrid irises in particular. This exhibition, the first museum show of Morris’s work in more than 30 years, will show how the two disciplines intertwined in the life of one of the most unusual artistic careers of the 20th century. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a display by the garden designer Dan Pearson of the artist’s famous irises. Find out more about the Cedric Morris exhibition from the Garden Museum’s website. 

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Cedric Morris, Sir Cedric Morris

Cedric Morris (c. 1930), Sir Cedric Morris. Courtesy National Portrait Gallery, London; © The estate of Cedric Morris

Cotyledon and Eggs, Sir Cedric Morris

Cotyledon and Eggs (1944), Sir Cedric Morris Courtesy Colchester Art Society; © The estate of Cedric Morris

May Flowering Irises No. 2, Sir Cedric Morris

May Flowering Irises No. 2 (1935), Sir Cedric Morris. Courtesy Philip Mould & Company; © The estate of Cedric Morris

The Orange Chair, Sir Cedric Morris

The Orange Chair (1944), Sir Cedric Morris. Courtesy Philip Mould & Company; © The estate of Cedric Morris estate

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