|Honesty, 1963||Boats On The Beach, Sizewell|
b. 1911 -
A painter, designer, teacher and printmaker. He was born in Edinburgh, the son of the artist Cavendish Morton with whom he studied, and twin brother of the artist Concord Morton with whom he produced joint work. Cavendish Morton was a member of the RI, ROI, SGA and NS whose subjects included notable aeroplanes and ships. In World War II he worked in the aircraft industry, 1939-45. In 1946 he married the musician Rosemary Britten and moved to Suffolk 1947-77. While there, he taught at Old Hall School, Heathersett, 1957-67. Morton was art therapist to Hartismere Hospital in Eye, where he lived and of which he was twice major, and in the 1960s he made a series of art for children programmes for Anglia Television. He also illustrated books by Dorothy Hammond Innes and designed the bodies of various cars; several running at Le Mans.
His many commissions included the Post Office, Southern Gas and John Brown (Clyde Shipbuilders). He was prominent in East Anglian life, being president of the King’s Lynn Art, Norfolk Contemporary Art and Suffolk Art Societies; chairman of Gainsboroughs House Society, the Norwich Twenty Group and Snetterton Motor Racing Club; and was on the steering committee for forming the Eastern and the Aldeburgh Festival Council. He settled in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
Exhibitions Include:RA; RBA; Chappel Galleries, Chappel, 2002; British Museum; Contemporary Art Society