From 8th April to 22nd July 2018 the Garden Museum in Lambeth will be showing paintings of Flowers and Gardens by Cedric Morris. The exhibition will consist of 34 paintings, the majority of which are on loan from private collections and have never been seen in public before. Morris achieved national stature both as a painter and a plantsman and this exhibition will show how the two disciplines intertwined to form a remarkable artistic life. He painted a variety of subjects during his lifetime, making still-lifes, landscapes and portraits, but he took flower painting out of the taxonomic sphere into an expressionist mode that was distinctly Modern, echoing surrealism and cubism.
Concurrently Philip Mould will hold an exhibition of his travel and landscape painting, showing over twenty of the finest examples of Morris’ landscape paintings from 1908-1971.
Image: Sir Cedric Morris, Cedric Morris, c. 1930, Oil on canvas, © National Portrait Gallery London 5407, courtesy the Cedric Morris Estate