Alberto Morrocco, ‘Blue Boat, Tayport’, 1975, The Scottish Gallery

Alberto Morrocco is a key figure in 20th century Scottish painting. Born in Aberdeen in December 1917, the son of Italian immigrants, Morrocco gained entrance to Gray’s School of Art aged 14. Head of Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art from 1950 until 1982, Morrocco’s was a life dedicated to art. A renowned draughtsman and portrait painter, he is best known today for his still life subjects and colourful figurative paintings. Morocco first exhibited with The Scottish Gallery in 1957, and then frequently throughout his life. In August 2017, The Gallery will mount a celebratory centenary exhibition.

Signature: signed and dated lower left

About Alberto Morrocco