Colourist’s art goes on show

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A COLLECTION of “rare and beautiful” works by one of Scotland’s most famous 20th century artists is to go on public display for the first time ahead of a £1 million auction this summer.

The works come from the private collection of the late Alberto Morrocco, who was born in Aberdeen in 1917 and died in 1998. He was famous for his Picasso-influenced landscapes, still-life, figure painting and interiors.

More than 180 items will be sold by the Colourist artist’s children.

Highlights of the sale will be exhibited at the Mansfield Traquair Centre, Mansfield Place, next Wednesday and Thursday. A spokeswoman said: “The exhibition presents a fantastic first-time opportunity to see these works in his native country.”