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Painting by Cavendish Morton "Suffolk Scenes" - £370

Updated: Sep 9




Cavendish Morton, was born at Edinburgh on 17 February 1911, in 1946 he married on the Isle of Wight, the musician Margaret Rosemary Elisabeth Britten (11 February 1919-6 October 2000) and moved to Suffolk and taught at Old Hall School, Hethersett, Norfolk 1957-1967. Morton was art therapist to Hartismere Hospital in Eye, Suffolk where he lived, twice becoming Town Mayor.


In the 1960s he made a series of art for children programmes for Anglia Television also illustrating books by Dorothy Hammond Innes (1906-1989) and designed the bodies of various cars; several running at Le Mans.


A member of the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1951-1967, from Eye, Suffolk, he also became a member of the Norwich Twenty Group and the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society and in 1963 he became chairman of the Gainsborough’s House Society in Sudbury, where he helped ensure its future as an independent museum and art gallery.


Also a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1950 and exhibited at the centenary exhibition of the Club in 1974, an oil 'Woodbridge Tide Mill' and a watercolour 'Cottage near Eye' and exhibited from Stanley House, Eye, Suffolk in 1977 two pictures 'Waves-Aldeburgh' and 'Breakers-Aldeburgh' and has had many exhibitions in London and throughout East Anglia with an annual exhibition at Aldeburgh Festival.