Albert Morrow

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Albert Morrow
Born (1863-04-26)26 April 1863
Comber, County Down, Ireland
Died 26 October 1927(1927-10-26) (aged 64)
West Hoathly, West Sussex, England
Nationality Irish
Known for Illustration, poster design, cartooning
Albert Morrow: Colour lithograph poster advertising a cinematic showing at the Curzon Hall, Birmingham, c. 1902

Albert George Morrow (b. Comber, County Down, 26 April 1863; d. West Hoathly, West Sussex, England, 26 October 1927) was an illustrator, poster designer and cartoonist. He was the son of a painter and decorator from Clifton Street, west Belfast. Of his seven brothers, four, George (1869–1955), Jack (1872–1926), Edwin (1877–1952) and Norman (1879–1917), were also illustrators.

He was educated at the Government School of Art in Belfast, and won a scholarship to study in Kensington in 1882, where he began a lifelong friendship with the British sculptor Albert Toft. He contributed illustrations to the English Illustrated Magazine, Bits and Good Words. He exhibited eleven works at the Royal Academy, and illustrated books for children and adults, but he is best known for the hundreds of posters he designed, mainly for the theatre. As a cartoonist he drew for children's annuals, and contributed three cartoons to Punch in 1923, 1925 and 1931. He died at his residence in West Hoathly in 1927, and his headstone in the local churchyard at All Saints Church, Highbrook was designed by Albert Toft.

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  • Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century, Merlin Publishing, 2002

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