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April 28, 2022

The Outlander

Original Art inspired by York.

York is a cathedral city with Roman origins at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. It is the historic county town of Yorkshire. The city has long-standing buildings and structures, such as York Minster, York Castle and York city walls. It was a county corporate and a county borough, not included in any of the ridings.

York art
City of York

The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Deira, Northumbria and Jorvik. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool-trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained. In the 19th century, York became a major hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre, a status it maintained well into the 20th century. During the Second World War, York was bombed as part of the Baedeker Blitz; although less affected by bombing than other northern cities, several historic buildings were gutted and restoration efforts continued into the 1960s.

About Leo Morey

Leo Morey is a Cuban painter born in 1995 in the city of Matanzas. He is a graduate of the Fine Art Academy “Diego Querol” of Matanzas. He started producing a series of self portraits bringing up social issues in contemporary Cuba. Leo took part in several exhibitions in his home city as well as he was selected winner of the First Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Gallery “Pedro Esquerré”. He also worked for various private collectors in south Florida during his brief stay in Miami in 2017. In 2018 Leo Morey moved to York UK and 2 years later, influenced by the global pandemic and working in isolation, he commenced the series “Cuba a flor de piel”: a more personal collection of paintings inspired by experiences and memories of his home country.

Find out more about York art on York Prints and Greeting Cards.