Malcolm Morley


Malcolm A. Morley (June 7, 1931 – June 1, 2018) was a British-American visual artist and painter. He was known as an artist who pioneered in various styles, working as a photorealist and an expressionist, among many other genres. In 1984, he won the inaugural Turner Prize.

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Morley is known for his super-realistic paintings of battleships and airplanes, imagery often drawn from postcards or models. Born in London, he moved to New York in 1957. In 1984, Morley became the recipient of the first Turner Prize.

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United Kingdom


Artist, painter, sculptor

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Malcolm Morley

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