Morrice, James Wilson (1865-1924) by Scholes, Robert

James Wilson Morrice (1865 – 1924) He was born in Montreal, Canada. At first he studied law but abandoned that career to learn painting, travelling first to London and then on to Paris, where he met the Americans Maurice Prendergast, , and William Glackens, whom he joined as part of the group called The Eight. He travelled widely, returning to Canada from time to time, but lived mostly in Europe. He met and absorbed some Fauve influence but essentially went his own, slightly post-impressionist, way. He often made sketches, sometimes on boards, that he reworked as larger canvasses. Robert Henri Matisse

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