Select Works by Malcolm Morley
Malcolm Morley (June 7, 1931 – June 1, 2018) was a British-American artist and painter. He was known as an artist who pioneered in varying styles, working as a photorealist and an expressionist, among many other styles.
Photos from the Whitney Museum Brunch & Collection Visit
April 17, 2010
An excerpt from “The Making Of A Collection”
By Sue Scott
In late May 2004, Jim Cottrell and I visited Malcolm Morley and his wife Lida at his studio in Brookhaven, Long Island. I had a specific project to discuss with Morley, and Jim came along to catch up with a favorite artist. Morley greeted us at the door of his home, a converted church located at the edge of town. On our way into the studio, we passed a beautiful antique cabinet packed with the objects and models found in Morley’s paintings: tin soldiers, wooden boats, castles, knights and countless “three-dimensional watercolors” of ships and planes, hand-constructed from watercolor paper and then meticulously painted, often in a tromp l’oeil fashion. One of the larger models, the historic “Santa Maria,” is a primary image in Morley’s painting Santa Maria with Sopwith Camel Wing (1996), in the Cottrell-Lovett collection.
Jim and I descended upon every inch of the studio, and the next two hours were marked by energetic exchanges as Morley showed us current paintings, new prints and pictures of previous work we had never seen. In mid-afternoon, we finally broke for lunch at a local restaurant, and then returned to the studio where inevitably Jim, the obsessive collector, purchased two prints we’d seen earlier. As Lida and I made some arrangements in the other room, Jim, who is an anesthesiologist, discussed science and the brain with the artist, interests they had shared over the many years they had known each other.
Malcolm Morley Studio Visit
February 27, 2016
Malcolm Morley’s Parrish Art Museum Exhibition & Studio Visit
January 13, 2013