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George Morton, fl. 1879-1904

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George Morton was a portrait and genre painter.

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Morton was active exhibiting between 1883 and 1904, showing at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, New English Art Club and Society of British Artists, a society which appointed JW its President in 1886. He also exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Society of British Artists in Birmingham, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In 1887 he was elected a member of the New English Art Club, the year before JW exhibited with the group.

Morton was amongst those proposed invitees to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on being made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May 1889 (#00631).

Bibliography:

Johnson, J., and A. Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; http://www.getty.edu/research (accessed 2003).