DESMOND MORRIS

ART EXHIBITIONS
1948 Swindon Public Library.
First Solo Exhibition.
January 10th to 24th.
1948 Swindon Public Library.
Group Exhibition: Contemporary Art Group.
(With Frans Baljon, John Eyles, Edward Kingan, Mervyn Levy and Walter Poole)
August 21st to September 4th.
1948 Kingly Gallery, London.
Group Exhibition: Artists Known and Unknown.
July 12th onwards.
1948 West Bromwich Art Gallery.
Group Exhibition: Ryland Sketch Club Exhibition.
December 1st to 31st.
1949 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Galleries.
Group Exhibition: The Birmingham Artists Committee Invitation Exhibition. (With Emmy Bridgwater, William Gear, Conroy Maddox, Oscar Mellor, John Melville and others)
January 29th to February 8th.
1949 Bilston Corporation Art Gallery.
Group Exhibition: The Birmingham Artists Committee Invitation Exhibition. (With Emmy Bridgwater, William Gear, Conroy Maddox, Oscar Mellor, John Melville and others)
February 9th to March 2nd.
1950 London Gallery.
First London Exhibition.
(With Joan Miro and Cyril Hammersma.)
February 2nd to 28th.
1951 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Galleries.
Group Exhibition: Birmingham Artists Committee Invitation Exhibition.
(With Emmy Bridgwater, Conroy Maddox and others)
January 27th to February 7th.
1951 Folk House, Bristol.
Group Exhibition: Festival of Britain: Contemporary West Country Painting and Sculpture.
June 16th to July 14th.
1951 Salle des Expositions, Knokke-le-Zoute.
Group Exhibition: 4th Festival Belge D'Eté: Les Tendances D'Avant-Garde dans la Peinture Britannique Actuelle.
July 29th to August 11th.
1952 New Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
First Oxford Exhibition.
(With Geoffrey Clarke and Scottie Wilson)
May 27th to June 8th.
1974 Stooshnoff Fine Art, London.
Solo Exhibition.
April 2nd to June 12th.
1976 Wolfson College, Oxford.
Solo Exhibition: Paintings of the 1950s and 1960s.
May 2nd to 31st.
1976 Quadrangle Gallery, Oxford.
Solo Exhibition.
May 4th to 29th.
1976 Lasson Gallery, London.
Solo Exhibition.
October 12th to November 12th.
1976 Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.
Retrospective Exhibition.
November 16th to December 7th.
1978 Camden Arts Centre.
Group Exhibition: Surrealism Unlimited.
January 17th to March 5th.
1978 Galerie D'Eendt, Amsterdam.
Solo Exhibition.
October 7th to November 1st.
1982 Galerie 1900-2000, Paris.
Group Exhibition: Les Enfants D'Alice. La Peinture Surréaliste en Angleterre. 1930-1960.
May 14th to June 30th.
1983 Wylma Wayne Fine Art, London.
Group Exhibition: Christmas Show.
November 30th to December 23rd.
1985 The Minories, Colchester.
Group Exhibition: A Salute to British Surrealism. 1930-1950.
April 6th to May 5th.
1985 Blond Fine Art, London.
Group Exhibition: A Salute to British Surrealism. 1930-1950.
May 22nd to June 22nd.
1985 Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.
Group Exhibition: A Salute to British Surrealism. 1930-1950.
July 6th to August 4th.
1986 Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.
Group Exhibition: Contrariwise. Surrealism and Britain 1930-1986.
September 20th to November 15th.
1986 Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.
Group Exhibition: Contrariwise. Surrealism and Britain 1930-1986.
November 22nd to January 3rd.
1987 Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle.
Group Exhibition: Contrariwise. Surrealism and Britain 1930-1986.
January 10th to February 21st.
1987 Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno.
Group Exhibition: Contrariwise. Surrealism and Britain 1930-1986.
February 28th to April 11th.
1987 Mayor Gallery, London.
Solo Exhibition.
September 16th to October 17th.
1987 Smith's Galleries, London.
Group Exhibition: The Day Book Picture Show.
December 3rd to 13th.
1987 Keats Gallery, Knokke-Le-Zoute.
Group Exhibition: British Season 1987.
(With P.J. Crook and Michael Rothenstein.)
December 5th to 31st.
1988 Shippee Gallery, New York.
Solo Exhibition.
April 28th to May 28th.
1988 Keats Gallery, Knokke-Le-Zoute.
Solo Exhibition.
July 9th to August 11th.
1988 Fine Art Associates, London.
Group Exhibition: The Avant-Garde in Britain, 1910-1960.
October 28th to November 19th.
1988 Ghent Art Fair, Belgium.
Group Exhibition.
November.
1989 Mayor Gallery, London.
Solo Exhibition: Works on Paper 1947-1988.
November 22nd to December 22nd.
1990 Arnold Herstand and Company, New York.
Group Exhibition: Surrealism: from Paris to New York.
May 12th through Summer.
1990 John Bonham, Murray Feely Fine Arts, London.
Group Exhibition: An Exhibition of Living British Surrealists.
August 1st to September 15th.
1990 Louise Hallett Gallery, London.
Group Exhibition: Autumn Show.
November 29th to December 7th.
1990 John Bonham, Murray Feely Fine Arts, London.
Group Exhibition: Christmas Show, 1990.
December 5th to 15th.
1991 Galerie Michele Heyraud, Paris.
Solo Exhibition: Oeuvres Surréalistes.
February 14th to March 23rd.
1991 Mayor Gallery, London.
Solo Exhibition.
May 2nd to June 14th.
1991 John Bonham, Murray Feely Fine Arts, London.
Group Exhibition: The Birmingham Seven.
June 12th to July 13th.
1991 Galerie Michele Heyraud, Paris.
Group Exhibition: La Forme et ses Symboles.
(With J. Bolze, M. Delacroix and O. De Frayssinet.)
September 14th to October 19th.
1991 John Bonham, Murray Feely Fine Arts, London.
Group Exhibition: Christmas Show, 1991.
December 4th to 14th.
1992 Galerie Marie-Therese Wagner, Thionville.
Solo Exhibition: Desmond Morris: Écrivain - Zoologiste - Peintre.
March 7th to 31st.
1992 Mayor Gallery, London.
Group Exhibition: British Surrealism.
March 24th to May 22nd.
1993 Mayor Gallery, London.
Group Exhibition: The Figure.
March 1st to April 30th.
1993 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Group Exhibition: Surrealism: Revolution by Night.
March 12th to May 2nd.
1993 Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Group Exhibition: Surrealism: Revolution by Night.
May 21st to July 11th.
1993 Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.
Retrospective Exhibition: Paintings 1946-1993.
July 7th to August 15th.
1993 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Group Exhibition: Surrealism: Revolution by Night.
July 30th to September 19th.
1994 Mayor Gallery, London.
Solo Exhibition: Paintings From the Sixties.
June 2nd to July 8th.
1994 Faggionato Fine Arts, London.
Group Exhibition: Surrealist Sculptures.
October 12th to December 16th.
1995 England & Co., London
Group Exhibition: British Surrealism 1935-1995.
May 5th to May 27th.
1995 Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Museum.
Group Exhibition: Real Surreal: British and European Surrealism.
June 17th to August 19th.
1996 Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.
Group Exhibition: In the Mind's Eye. Surrealist Works on Paper.
April 26th to June 30th.
1996 Mayor Gallery, London.
Group Exhibition: Works on Paper.
June 15th to August 31st.
1996 City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.
Retrospective Exhibition: Fifty Years of Surrealism.
June 16th to July 28th.
1996 Nottingham Natural History Museum.
Retrospective Exhibition: Fifty Years of Surrealism.
September 14th to November 17th.
1996 Atrium Bookshop, Cork Street, London.
Solo Exhibition for book launch: Fifty Years of Surrealism.
September 18th.
1996 Mayor Gallery, London.
Group Exhibition: A Dada and Surrealist Bouquet.
November 25th to December 20th.
1997 Mayor Gallery, London.
Solo Exhibition: Fifty Years of Surrealism.
May 6th to June 7th.
1997 Charleston Gallery, Near Firle, Lewes, East Sussex.
Solo Exhibition: Fifty Years of Surrealism.
May 11th to June 8th.
1997 York City Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York.
Group Exhibition: In the Mind's Eye. Surrealist Works on Paper.
August 16th to September 14th.
1997 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire.
Solo Exhibition: A Surrealist World.

1997 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London.
Group exhibition.
September 24th to September 27th.
1997 FIAC. Paris.
Group Exhibition: Faces and Places: Dada and Surrealist Portraits and Landscapes.
September 30th to October 8th.
1997 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome.
Group Exhibition: Marcel Duchamp ed altri iconoclasti, anche.
(Selected by Arturo Schwarz.)
November.
1997 Mayor Gallery, London.
Group Exhibition: Faces and Places: Dada and Surrealist Portraits and Landscapes.
November 18th to December 19th.
1997-8. IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain.
Group Exhibition: El Objecto Surrealista.
October 16th 1997 to 4th January 1998.
1998 Clayton Gallery, Newcastle.
Solo Exhibition. Fifty Years of Surrealism.
April 30th to May 30th
1998 Mayor Gallery, London.
Group Exhibition. 85 Years of Sculpture.
May 20th to June 26th.
1998 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London.
Group Exhibition.
September
1998 Keitelman Gallery, Brussels.
Solo Exhibition.
October 29th to December 20th.
1998-9 Jessy Van der Velde Gallery, Antwerp.
Solo Exhibition.
October 31st to January 1999.
1999 Art Consultancy Witteveen, Amsterdam.
Solo Exhibition. Paintings and Drawings 1947-1997
Feb 6th to March 13th.
1999 Mayor Gallery, London.
Group Exhibition. Surrealism in Britain.
May.
1999 Mayor Gallery, London
Solo Exhibition. Works on Paper 1949-1999.
December 15th to 23rd.
2001 Galerie Pack-Huys, Mechelen, Belgium
Solo Exhibition. Naked Surrealism.
November 23rd 2001 to Jan 3rd 2002
2002 Museum of Modern Art, Ostend, Belgium.
Solo Exhibition. Retrospective.
March 23rd to June 16th.
2002 Mayor Gallery, London.
Solo Exhibition. Paintings and Works on Paper.
April 2nd to May 3rd.
2002 Art Consultancy Witteveen, Amsterdam.
Solo Exhibition. 55 Years of Surrealism.
Nov 16th to Dec 23rd.
2003 Solomon Gallery, Dublin.
Solo Exhibition. Naked Surrealism.
Oct 29th to Nov 17th.
2004 Mayor Gallery, London.
Solo Exhibition. Recent Paintings & A Lost World; Sketches for a Bestiary 1960.
Dec 1st to Dec 22nd.
2005 Art Consultancy Witteveen, Amsterdam.
Solo Exhibition.
From May 6th.
2005 Art Consultancy Witteveen, Amsterdam.
Solo Exhibition.
May 7th to Jun 4th 2005.
2005 Guillermo de Osma Galeria, Madrid.
Solo Exhibition. Desmond Morris, Pintor Surrealista.
Sept 27th to Oct 28th 2005.
2005 Alexander Clayton Art, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Solo Exhibition. Surrealist Paintings (1949-2004).
Nov 4th to Nov 30th 2005.
2006 Gallery Pack-Huys, Mechelen.
Solo exhibition.
May 5th to June 2006.
2008 Desmond Morris: 80th Birthday Retrospective.
Works from 1946 to 2007.
January 10th to 30th 2008.
MAYOR GALLERY,
January 10th to 30th 2008.
2008 Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead.
Desmond Morris Retrospective: Lines of Thought.
September 12th to November 9th.
2008 Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam.
Solo Exhibition. Lines of Thought.
October 18th to November 22nd.
2008 Taurus Gallery, Oxford.
Three Surrealists.
(with Conroy Maddox and Oscar Mellor.)
December 5th to January 25th 2009.
2009 Taurus Gallery, Oxford.
Three Surrealists.
(with Conroy Maddox and Oscar Mellor.)
December 10th to January 2010.
2010 Verbeke Foundation, Belgium.
Desmond Morris: First Collage Exhibition.
January 16 to May 10th 2010.
2010 Taurus Gallery, Oxford
Solo Exhibition.
Dec 9th 2010 to January 2011.
2011 Taurus Gallery, Oxford
Solo Exhibition of New Work.
Dec 9 2011 to 28 January 2012.
2012 Southampton City Art Gallery.
The Road is Wider than Long; Roland Penrose and British Surrealism
9 February th 13 May 2012
2012 ISPA Gallery, Lisbon
Solo Exhibition: Desmond Morris, Pintura.
May 24 2012 to 21 Jun 2012
2012 Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
Group exhibition: British Surrealists
Sep 14 2012 to 17 Nov 2012
2012 Taurus Gallery, Oxford
Solo Exhibition of New Work: The Tree of Time
Dec 7 2012 to 8 Feb 2013
2013 Taurus Gallery, Oxford
Solo Exhibition of New Work
Dec 5 2013 to 28 Jan 2013
2014 Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
Group Exhibition: British Surrealism Unlocked
Apr 10 2014 to 21 Jun 2014
2014 Taurus Gallery, Oxford
Solo Exhibition of New Work: Headworks
Jun 5 2014 to 28 Jun 2014
2014 Taurus Gallery, Oxford
Solo Exhibition: 70 Years of Surrealism:
The New Work of 2014
Dec 5 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
2015 O3 Gallery, Oxford
Solo Exhibition.
4 Jul 2015 to 26 Jul 2015
2015 Taurus Gallery, Oxford
Solo Exhibition.
The New Oil Paintings of 2015
4 to 31 December 2015
2016 Taurus Gallery, Oxford
Solo Exhibition.
The New Paintings of 2016
2 to 31 December 20


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