"The Eggs" ~ Cedric Morris, 1944.
Sir Cedric Morris, Bt. (1889–1982) was a Welsh painter and horticulturist. He was a self-taught painter but attended the académies libres in Paris as a young man. He was a member of the art communities of Newlyn in Cornwall (1919–20), Paris (1921–6) and London (1926–39). Although he had experimented with abstraction c.1922, he resigned from the society when it moved away from representation. Between 1937 and c.1975 Morris and Lett-Haines directed the distinctly non-academic East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing; in 1940 the school was moved to Morris’s home at Benton End, Hadleigh, Suffolk, where he also cultivated a garden and bred irises.