Obituary of Owen Merton
The Times, Wednesday, January 21, 1931. Page 10.Mr. Owen
Merton died in the Middlesex Hospital on Sunday, after a long illness at the age
of 43. A correspondent writes of him:-
Mr. Merton was a water-colour painter
of distinction, who, had he lived longer, would have earned a wide reputation.
Exhibitions of his work have twice been given at the Leicester Galleries, and
examples have from time to time been shown at the R.B.A., the International
Society, and elsewhere. His pictures displayed a sense of design and a delicacy
of colour which reflected his love of the Chinese masters, together with a
strength and individuality which bore witness to the originality and power of
the artists mind. Mr. Merton spent much of his life in France and North Africa,
and while this to some extent prevented his work from reaching a very wide
circle, it gave him the opportunity of living among the natural beauty which
meant so much to him. His love of landscape and his passion for painting enabled
him to inspire all those who came in contact with him, and many other painters
owe much to his helpful enthusiasm.
© The Times, London.
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