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Full Name  Harry Morley
Name  Harry Morley
Books  A Wanderer in Venice
Nationality  British
Died  September 18, 1943
Harry Morley
Born  5 April 1881 (1881-04-05) Leicester
Known for  Landscape & portrait painting
Education  Royal College of Art, Academie Julian

A Standing Death

Harry Morley (5 April 1881-18 September 1943) was a British artist, illustrator and engraver who painted classical compositions.


Life and work

Morley was born in Leicester where he studied at the Alderman Newton's School and then studied architecture at the Leicestershire School of Art. In 1901 he began studying in the architectural practice of Professor Beresford Pite and went on to study architecture at the Royal College of Art, where Pite taught. In 1905 Morley won travelling scholarships from both the RCA and the Royal Institute of British Architects. These awards allowed him to spend long periods of time in Italy and France and to concentrate on painting rather than architecture. Morley decided to continue his training at the Academie Julian in Paris throughout 1906.

Morley returned to Italy in 1911 and 1912 to produce illustrations for E. V. Lucas' books on Florence and Venice. Although he settled in London and taught for a time at St. Martin's School of Art, Morley returned to Italy each summer between 1925 and 1929. During these trips he produced illustrations for Edward Hutton's book Cities of Scily.

During the Second World War, he completed a number of short commissions for the War Artists' Advisory Committee.


Morley was a member of or affiliated with the following organisations:

  • 1927: Member of the Royal Watercolour Society
  • 1929: Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers
  • 1936: Master of the Art Workers Guild
  • 1936: Elected Associate of the Royal Academy
  • 1936: Member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
  • References

    Harry Morley Wikipedia