(1848 - 1927)
Hal Alexander Courtney Morrison was active/lived in Georgia, Florida / Canada. Hal Morrison is known for trompe l'oeil fish and game paintings.
Biography Hal Morrison
Hal Morrison was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1852. As a young man he attended Harvard Medical School and spent two years working as a member of the medical staff on the Intercolonial Railroad. The job afforded him plenty of spare time and he remembered, "I did nothing but paint and fish, and finally abandoned my profession entirely to rove over the whole world and paint what pleased me." For the next seven years Morrison traveled across Europe and studied art in Paris. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and became "something of a taxidermist", collecting specimens of fish and wild game which he used as models.
In the early 1880s Morrison moved to Atlanta, Georgia to open a teaching studio. He offered students lesso
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