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Under a Northern Sky

11 April 2024 - 1 June 2024

Rottenrow, Glasgow, 1955

oil on canvas
H:60cm W:91cm
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Bellmont, Hillhead Church, 1954

oil on canvas
H:60cm W:50cm
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North Park Street, 1977

oil on board
H:50cm W:30cm
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A Copse, 1957

oil on canvas
H:82cm W:91.5cm
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Near Denhead, c.1963

oil on board
H:8.25cm W:49cm
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Canterland, 1962

oil on canvas
H:60cm W:153cm
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Blue Landscape, c.1964

oil on canvas
H:70cm W:90cm
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Trees in Landscape, 1966

oil on canvas on board
H:41cm W:152cm
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Fullarton, 1966

oil on canvas
H:91cm W:106cm
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Drying Nets, St Cyrus, 1967

gouache and ink
H:16.5cm W:16.5cm
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St Cyrus, 1969

mixed media
H:24cm W:69cm
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Farnell, 1972

gouache and ink
H:20cm W:31.5cm
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Across the Basin, 1973

watercolour
H:59cm W:100cm
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Farnell, 1973

watercolour
H:36cm W:107cm
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Snowstorm over the Grampians, Montrose Basin, 1974

gouache
H:51cm W:103cm
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Old Montrose, Summer, 1980

oil on board
H:75cm W:105.5cm
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Dark Seascape, Montrose, c.1985

oil on board
H:66cm W:95.5cm
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Winter Sunset, Angus, 12.xi.1982

oil on board
H:28.5cm W:89cm
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Angus Winter, c.1985

oil on board
H:41cm W:85cm
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Trees at Balgove, 9.viii.1986

oil on board
H:43cm W:112cm
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Across the Fields, June 1989

oil on board
H:43cm W:45.5cm
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Powmouth, Autumn, 1985

oil on gesso board
H:14cm W:26cm
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Balgove, 9.i.1990

oil on board
H:72cm W:149cm
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From Balgove, 2.xi.1990

oil on board
H:76cm W:166cm
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Above Stracathro, 16.i.1990

oil on board
H:70cm W:148cm
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River at Invermark II, 18.v.1990

oil on board
H:66cm W:122cm
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The Lurgies, Winter, 7.v.1990

oil on board
H:73cm W:101cm
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River Esk, Strathmore, 19.v.1992

oil on board
H:26cm W:43cm
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From Fithie, 8.iv.2000

oil on board
H:89cm W:150cm
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Montrose Basin, 5.v.2001

oil on board
H:101.5cm W:152cm
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Calm, 12.vi.2004

oil on board
H:86cm W:150cm
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A Meditation on Quinag and Suilven, 9.vi.1991

oil on board
H:80cm W:150cm
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Clouds from the Atlantic, 11.v.1989

oil on board
H:37cm W:93cm
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Castle Stalker, 21.x.1988

oil on board
H:71cm W:104cm
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Blue Quinag, 17.v.2003

oil on board
H:86cm W:153cm
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Quinag, 24.iv.2001

oil on board
H:55cm W:150cm
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Stroma, 20.vi.2008

oil on board
H:45cm W:120.5cm
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Headland, Loch Tuath, Mull, 19.v.2011

oil on board
H:97cm W:151cm
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Bergs and Floe, Otto Fiord I, 20.xi.1992

oil on board in two parts
H:49.5cm W:203.5cm
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Notre Dame, 1981

pen and ink on paper
H:19.5cm W:24.5cm
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Born: 1932
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Died: 2020

James Morrison sadly passed away in 2020. He was a great painter and a huge part of The Scottish Gallery for more than sixty years, the last thirty under an exclusive arrangement. His kindness, generosity and loyalty made him a hugely rewarding friend, and it has been a privilege to represent one of Scotland’s most distinctive and brilliant painters.

Born in Glasgow in 1932, Morrison studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1950-4. After a brief spell in Catterline in the early 1960s, Morrison settled in Montrose in 1965, joining the staff of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee the same year. He resigned from Duncan of Jordanstone in 1987 to paint full-time and since then his work has been exclusively available through The Scottish Gallery. Whole-heartedly a landscape painter, his main working areas are the lush, highly-managed farmland around his home in Angus and the rugged wildness of west coast Assynt. As well as Scotland, Morrison has had extended painting trips to Africa, France, and Canada, including three trips to the Arctic in the 1990s. A suite of his Arctic paintings were recently acquired and exhibited as part of a major exhibition, Among the Polar Ice at The McManus in Dundee (September 2019 – March 2020).

James Morrison first exhibited with The Gallery in the fifties. In June 2022, The Scottish Gallery celebrated the life and work of one of Scotland’s most-loved artists in a major retrospective show James Morrison A Celebration 1932 – 2020. The exhibition, held two years after his death, presented work from the entirety of his artistic career which spanned seven decades. A new exhibition Under a Northern Sky opens in The Gallery in April 2024. This show will contain a remarkable collection of Morrison’s Scottish subjects, many drawn from private collections.

To view available prints by James Morrison please click here.


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