Beach in Brittany
pencil on paper, 4" × 6¼"
J. W. Morrice, R.C.A. (1865-1924) Artist Biography
James Wilson Morrice (August 10, 1865 Montreal January 23, 1924 Tunis) was a significant Canadian landscape painter. He studied at the Académie Julian in Paris, France, where he lived for most of his career.
Morrice's paintings before the turn of the century are thinly painted and inspired by Whistler, both in sentiment and in treatment of color. Just prior to WWI he began to paint, in a thicker style, winter Canadian scenes influenced by the Impressionists. Some of his works during his Caribbean period are considered his best and are painted in a loose style influenced by Van Gogh.