Full name: Stanley George Morris
Born: November 30, 1919 in Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: October 31, 2010 in [unknown], Gloucestershire, Great Britain
Country: Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions
Stanley Morris was the son of James Morris a well known Birmingham jeweller and silversmith who worked as an assistant to Georgie Gaskin, wife of Arethur Haskin, at the turn of the 20th century. Stanley himself was tutored by [Bernard Cuzner] at the Vittoria Street School for Jewellers and Silversmiths and also at the Birmingham Municipal School of art. Morris and Cuzner were later to receive an Honorary Mention for their joint entry into the 1948 Olympic Painting, Applied Arts category entitled Silver Symbolic Torch.
In the 1930s Morris won the Messenger Prize, John Henry Chamberlain Silver medal prize, and two Goldsmiths Company Scholarships. He received several commissions and the one from the Salters Company to make âFluted Saltâ based on a Cyril Shiner design for the 1951 Festival of Britain is a coveted work. And many of his works were show during the Birmingham Gold and Silver exhibition in 1973 to mark 200 years of the Birmingham Assay Office. One of his exhibits, âCrozier Headâ, was made in 1938 when he was just 19 and is probably his best known work and is on display at the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. He used the money from one of his scholarships to buy the silver to make it. Working from his premises at King Alfredâs Place in Birmingham after World War Two, he produced many ecclesiastical, domestic and civic works and many of his church works are still in use in the Birmingham area, Morris obtained his own Silver Makersâ Mark from the Assay office in February 1961.
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