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Painter and teacher, born in Aberdeen of Italian parents. He studied at Gray’s School of Art there, 1932–8, the following year travelling and studying on the continent. In 1942 he won the RSA’s Guthrie Award. From 1946–50 Morrocco was a part-time teacher at Gray’s School, becoming head of painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, from 1950. Won the Medaglio d’Oro, San Vito, Italy, in 1957. Morrocco was a member of Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and RSW and was elected RSA in 1962. As well as being a still life, portrait, figure and landscape painter he illustrated Lockhart’s Anatomy and painted murals for St Columba’s Church, Glenrothes, and Liff Hospital, Dundee. Morrocco was a decorative artist of great felicity, using a rich and varied palette.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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