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S/1434 Off The East Coast by Garmon Morris

Fl: Circa 1900-1930

Signed and titled

Watercolour size: 7.25x21 in. (18.5x53.5 cm.)
Frame Size: 16.25x29.50 in. (41.5x75 cm.)

Garmon Morris painted in watercolour marines and coastal scenes. This prolific artist appears to have painted also under the name of G.M. Avondale. The subjects were mostly fishing boats off the coast or shore scenes, and were painted along the South Coast, with some Cornwall and East Anglian views.

Garmon Morris exhibited two watercolours at Elands Art Gallery in Exeter in 1906 and 1907, entitled 'The Coast near Ilfracombe' and 'St. Michael's Mount'. Some of his work was made into prints, and C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd., published some coastal scenes as postcards. The larger works are usually signed in full and titled, whereas the smaller sketches are often initialled. His works are competently painted, and the soft colour tones and pleasing composition, have made his paintings extremely collectable in recent years.