Malcolm Morley, the first artist to win the Turner Prize, has died aged 86

Malcolm Morley in his studio in Bellport, New York, in 2009

The London-born artist Malcolm Morley, known for his innovations in photorealist and neo-expressionist art, has died aged 86. Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels, one of the galleries that represent him, says in a statement: “He defied stylistic characterisation, moving through so-called abstract, hyperrealist, neo-romantic, and neo-expressionist painterly modes, while being attentive to his own biographical experiences.”

Morley, born in 1931, grew up in wartime London and served a prison sentence at Wormwood Scrubs Jail for burglary. In 1952, he was offered a place at the Camberwell

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