Malcolm Morley

Born 1931
Hometown London, Engalnd
Lives and Works New York, NY
Royal College of Art, London, England, 1957
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London, England, 1953

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France France Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tate Gallery, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Often drawing inspiration from technological and martial images, Malcolm Morley creates paintings that demonstrate deft technique, careful color choices, and gestural brushstrokes. Perhaps best known for his photorealism (although he prefers the term "super realism"), the artist captures and recreates tiny details from newspapers and personal photographs alike, even as he constructs more complex compositions. For example, in Morley's work Rat Tat Tat (2001), model airplanes and the accompanying directions are faithfully replicated, evoking a sense of nostalgia, heightened by playful colors and spatial relationships. He has received numerous awards, including the inaugural Turner Prize, and has seen his works exhibited at numerous public and private institutions, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.

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