Leon Morrocco

A Painter's Journey
Edward Lucie-Smith and Liz Lochhead, 2017
Leon Morrocco: A Painter's Journey
Publisher: Unicorn
Dimensions: 28 x 23.5 cm
Pages: 175
ISBN: 978-1-910787-93-9
£ 30.00

Leon Morrocco's monograph A Painter's Journey, includes an introduction by Tom Wilson and poet Liz Lochhead; it takes the reader on a beautifully- illustrated journey through the artist's travels around the globe.


Morrocco studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, The Slade and Edinburgh College of Art. In 1968 he won an Italian government scholarship to study at the Accademia di Brera, Milan, after which he lectured in drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1965 to 1968, and at Glasgow School of Art from 1969 to 1979. He was then was appointed Head of Fine Art at the Chisholm Institute, Melbourne in 1977, resigning in 1984 to paint full time. Since his return to the UK in 1991, Morrocco has established an international reputation with successful exhibitions devoted to the Mediterranean, Rome, Havana and India. His paintings are held in notable public and private collections including The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, The Scottish Arts Council, Leeds City Art Gallery, The Nuffield Foundation and Queensland Art Gallery.