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Mary Morton, sculptor and watercolour painter, was born at Stroud, Gloucester, on 21st March 1879. Her father, George Morton, is noted in the 1881 census (at Bisley Old Road) as a retired surgeon, born in the East Indies about 1839. Mary trained at the Bristol School of Art and, in 1911–1913, in the Modelling School of the Royal College of Art. She exhibited widely in Britain from 1907, including at the Royal Academy in 1909, 1912–1919, 1921–1922, 1927–1928, 1930–1935 and 1940–1941. She also exhibited in France and won a gold medal at the Paris International Exhibition of 1925. Morton retained connections with Bristol and became a Royal West of England Academician in 1913, an associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1928 (and Fellow, 1948) and was an Associate of the Society of Women Artists with whom she showed 105 works between 1913 and 1960. In 1948 she also contributed sculpture to the art competition associated with the London Olympics of that year.

Text source: Art Detective


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