1859 - 1928
Thomas Corsan Morton is one of the less well-known members of the Glasgow Boys but painted alongside the likes of James Guthrie, George Henry and E.A. Hornel. Having attended Glasgow School of Art and the Slade School of Art in London, he studied in Paris under Gustave Boulanger and Jules Joseph Lefebvre. Primarily a landscape painter, some of his work came from summer painting trips with other of the ‘Boys’ in Kirkcudbright and Cockburnspath, James Guthrie’s home in the 1880s. For years he resided near Newton Mearns, where the character of the countryside was a huge influence on his work. In May 1908 Morton was appointed Keeper of the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh.