Alberto Morrocco

Alberto Morrocco, RSA, RSW (1917-1998)

was a well-known Scottish painter in oil and watercolour. He was born in Aberdeen to Italian parents and studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen 1932-38. In 1939 he studied on the continent and in 1942 received the Guthrie Award from the Royal Scottish Academy. After the war he taught at Gray’s School of Art and from 1950 was head of painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. Alberto Morrocco exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1939, and at the Royal Academy in the 1950s, and was elected RSA in 1962. He was also a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours. A retrospective show was held at Dundee Art Gallery 1982 and a memorial show at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh 1999. His work is held in many public collections, including The National Galleries of Scotland, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Dundee Art Galleries, and Glasgow Museums. Morrocco lived in Dundee and was appointed OBE in 1993.

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