© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
Sculptor, draughtsman and teacher, born at Llanuwchllyn, Bala, Merionethshire. He worked in a variety of materials, his sculptures amalgamating natural, human and other forms with a strong literary or spiritual content. Morris obtained his diploma from Liverpool College of Art, 1955–9; did a postgraduate sculpture year there, 1959–60; qualified as a teacher at Liverpool University, 1960–1; then in 1989 gained his Master of Philosophy degree from University of North Wales, Bangor, research on Celtic La Tène art.
Morris lectured at Mid-Warwickshire School of Art, Leamington Spa, 1964–6; at the University of Kumasi, Ghana, 1966–8; and at University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1968–81; from 1981–5 being a sculptor and researcher; then took early retirement to be a professional sculptor in 1990 after five years as head of art at the Normal College, Bangor. In 1962 Morris completed five big relief panels in Lanuwchllyn’s village hall. Portrait commissions included the Welsh writers Marion Eames and T Llew Jones, bought by National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, and educationalist Jac L Williams, for the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Exhibitions included National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bluecoat Chambers in Liverpool, Piccadilly Gallery, 1994, Invited Artists at RCamA, 1996, and Artwork Wales at National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bala, 1997. Had a solo exhibition at Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, 1998, sharing a show with Malcolm Hughes there in 2005. Lived in Caernarvon, Gwynedd.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)