Cedric Morris: Artist Plantsman

Garden Museum

18 April – 22 July 2018

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An exquisite painter of flowers who influenced Lucian Freud, Cedric Morris is given the first major reassessment of his work in over 30 years.

Cedric Morris, The Orange Chair, 1944

A key figure in the Modern British avant-garde who counted Ben and Winifred Nicholson, John Nash and Christopher Wood among his friends, Morris was a painter of portraits, still-lifes and landscapes who travelled extensively.

However, he became best known for his paintings of flowers. Botany and horticulture were such a large part of his life that several plants were named after him and he cultivated over 90 new irises himself.

This exhibition explores how his distinctive works went beyond a purely technical interest in flowers, moving into an Expressionist mode with echoes of Surrealism and Cubism.

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Opening hours: Sunday to Friday: 10.30 – 17.00
Saturday: 10.30 – 16.00
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