Red Roofs (Dieppe) by Margaret Morris A5 postcard


A5 (21 x 14.8 cm) single postcard featuring Red Roofs (Dieppe) by Margaret Morris part of the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.

Following the outbreak of World War I, Morris moved from France to London with her partner, the artist J. D. Fergusson.

With the dancers encouraged to practice ‘en plein air’, this was the beginning of annual summer schools in both England and the South of France. In 1922 they travelled to Ourville, near Dieppe, where this work was painted. It shows the influence of the Scottish Colourists, with whom Fergusson was associated, with bold colours and strong, angular planes.

Margaret Morris was a pioneering teacher whose avant-garde ideas of the 1920s and 1930s paved the way for modern and contemporary dance. Born in London, Morris studied as a dancer from an early age.

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