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Edwin A. Morrow (1877-1952)

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Edwin Arthur Morrow (b. Belfast, 7 February 1877; d. Clapham, Sussex, England, 9 December 1952) was a cartoonist and portrait and landscape painter. He was the son of a painter and decorator from Clifton Street, west Belfast. Of his seven brothers, four, Albert (1863-1927), George (1869-1955), Jack (1872-1926) and Norman (1879-1917), were also cartoonists.

He was educated at the Government School of Art in Belfast, and won a scholarship to study in South Kensington, where he learned fresco. He and his brother Norman were members of the London branch of Bulmer Hobson's Dungannon Club. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1903, 1905 and 1909, and in Dublin in 1908. He was elected a member of the Belfast Art Society in 1904, and contributed an illustration to Ulad, a magazine associated with the Ulster Literary Theatre, in 1905. In 1906 he supplied illustrations to the first issue of the Belfast publication The Northern Leaders of '98, and illustrated a political postcard published by the Dungannon Club. He drew cartoons for the Bystander, London Opinion and Punch, contributing 299 cartoons to the latter between 1914 and 1940. Four of his paintings appear in the Ulster Museum's collection.


  • Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century, Merlin Publishing, 2002
  • Ruth Devine, "Morrow, George", Dictionary of Irish Biography, (Eds.) James Mcguire, James Quinn, Cambridge University Press, 2009

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