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Grey, Alfred

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Biography: The landscape and animal painter Alfred Grey (1842-1926) was born in Dublin and was the son of the artist Charles Grey (1808–1892) and brother of the artists and engravers Gregor P. Grey, Edwin Landseer Grey and Charles Malcolm Grey (1841–1911). Grey exhibited at venues including the Royal Academy, London, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Dublin Sketching Club and the Watercolour Society of Ireland. He was elected a member of the RHA in 1870 and was the founding president of the DSC from 1874. From the late 1860s, with his brothers Charles Malcolm and Gregor P., he was employed by the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland to illustrate a series of textbooks. Charles Malcolm Grey engraved a number of Alfred Grey’s works, some of which were published in ‘The monitor: an illustrated Dublin magazine’ in 1879.

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