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Paul Henry R.H.A. | Post-Impressionist painter


Born in Belfast, Paul Henry (11 April 1877 - 24 August 1958) was for much of the 20th century, one of the country’s most identifiable artists, with prints of his paintings of the west of Ireland popularised by railway companies in the 1920s and Bord Fáilte in the 1940s.
In 1898 he went to Paris studying under Jean-Paul Laurens, with Constance Gore-Booth a fellow student.


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Roderic O’Conor (1860-1940) | Post-Impressionist painter


Although he was born in Ireland, and attended art school in Dublin, Roderic O’Conor’s work only became more widely known in Dublin in the late 1950s.
Much of O’Conor’s career was spent in Belgium and France: after attending the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and the Royal Hibernian Academy Schools, he travelled first to the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp, and later attended the atelier of Charles Carolus-Duran🎨 in Paris.


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Walter Osborne (1859-1903) Genre painter


Walter Frederick Osborne was an Irish🎨 Impressionist / Post-Impressionism landscape / portrait painter, best known for his documentary depictions of late 19th century working class life.
Most of his paintings are figurative and focus on women, children, the elderly, the poor, and the day-to-day life of ordinary people on Dublin streets, as well as series of rural scenes.
He also produced cityscapes, which he painted from both sketches and photographs.


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Francis Bacon (1909-1992) | Expressionist painter


Born to an British family in Dublin on 28 October 1909, Francis Bacon was the second of five children of Christina Firth, a steel heiress, and Edward Bacon, a race-horse trainer and former army officer. His childhood, spent at Cannycourt, County Kildare, was blighted by asthma from which he suffered throughout his life.
With the outbreak of war in 1914, his father took the family to London and joined the Ministry of War; they divided the post-war years between London and Ireland. Bacon repeatedly ran away from his school in Cheltenham (1924-6).
After his authoritarian father, repelled by his burgeoning homosexuality, threw him out of the family home for wearing his mother’s clothes, Bacon arrived in London in 1926 with little schooling but with a weekly allowance of £3 from his mother.


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Bob Quinn, 1948 | Figurative sculptor


Bob Quinn works full time as a sculptor in Blackrock Co Dublin.
He has pursued his love of drawing and sculpture throughout his career and has illustrated several publications and has been a regular contributor of illustrations to Independent Newspapers.
His sculptures appear in private collections and gardens throughout Ireland, Britain and Europe.


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Conor Walton, 1970 | Allegorical figurative painter


Born in Dublin, Conor Walton studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, graduating in 1993.
After further studies in Britain and Italy, Conor returned to full-time painting in Ireland in 1996. Five successful solo-exhibitions followed with Jorgensen Fine Art in Dublin.
Conor now exhibits widely outside of Ireland, with recent solo exhibitions in Britain, Denmark and Norway. Future solo exhibitions are planned for Dublin (Nov. 2013) and San Francisco (Sept. 2014).


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Sir Frederic William Burton | Victorian painter


Irish painter🎨 Sir Frederic William Burton RHA (8 April 1816 in Wicklow - 16 March 1900 in London) was the third director of the National Gallery, London.
  • Artistic career
Educated in Dublin, he was elected an associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy at the age of twenty-one and an academician two years later.
In 1842 he began to exhibit at the Royal Academy. A visit to Germany and Bavaria in 1842 was the first of a long series of trips to various parts of Europe, which gave him a profound knowledge of the works of the Old Masters.


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Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) | Portrait painter


Sir William Orpen, in full Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen was a Irish painter🎨.
He attended the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin (1891-1897), and the Slade School of Art, London (1897-1899). He became a friend of Augustus John and joined the New English Art Club.
The influence of Velázquez🎨, in particular, is apparent in such early genre subjects as The Mirror (1900; London, Tate).