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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Artists
List of Artists
Below is a list of artists and/or engravers who are part of the Trinity College Library collections.

As more images are added to the collection, the artist gallery will expand.
  • Annesley, Mabel

    Wood-engraver and watercolourist Mabel Marguerite Annesley (1881–1959) was born in Co. Down. A self-taught artist, she exhibited regularly with the Belfast Art Society from 1900. In 1920-1, at the age of forty, she studied wood-engraving at the Central School of Art and Design, London, under Noel...

  • Barret, George junior

    George Barret junior 1767-1842 was a landscape painter in oil and watercolour who lived in London and worked mainly in the vicinity. His subjects frequently show seventeenth-century continental influences especially Dutch and Claudean ones. He may have been trained at least in part by his father,...

  • Barton, Rose

    The watercolourist and illustrator Rose Maynard Barton (1856-1929) was born at Rochestown, County Tipperary. Barton studied in London with the landscape painter Paul Jacob Naftel (1817-1891) and in Paris at the studio of Henri Gervex (1852–1929). She exhibited in Ireland at the Royal Hibernian Ac...

  • Blake, Edith (née Osborne)

    Edith Osborne Blake (1845–1926), botanical artist and writer, was born in County Tipperary. In 1872, she travelled widely throughout Europe, visiting Austria, Germany, Italy, Sicily, Greece, and Turkey. On her travels she made extensive notes and sketches of the areas she visited. These studies p...

  • Brocas, Samuel Frederick

    Samuel Frederick Brocas (c.1792–1847) was a member of a highly-regarded Dublin-based family of artists and engravers. Samuel F. Brocas was the second son of Henry Brocas, senior (1762–1837), a painter and engraver and a tutor at the Dublin Society Schools. His brothers William (c.1794-1868) and H...

  • Burgess, James Howard

  • Campbell, John Patrick (MacCathmhaoil, Seaghan)

    John Patrick Campbell (1883–1962), brother of Joseph Campbell (1879–1944), was born in Belfast. He received his art education at the Belfast School of Art and worked as an illustrator, cartoonist, actor and theatre designer. A number of his works were published under the Irish version of his name...

  • Campbell, Joseph (MacCathmhaoil, Seosamh)

    Belfast-born Joseph Campbell (1879-1944), brother of the designer John Patrick Campbell (1883–1962), was a poet and illustrator. He also published under the Irish version of his name, Seosamh MacCathmhaoil. Many of his writings are based on Irish myths and folklore including ‘Earth of Cualann’ (1...

  • Clarke, Harry

    Dublin-born Harry (Henry Patrick) Clarke (1889–1931) was one of Ireland's finest stained glass artists and book illustrators and was recognised as a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts movement. He received his art education in the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art (DMSA) (1905–10) and f...

  • Danby, Francis

    The painter Francis Danby (b. Common, Co. Wexford, 1793, d. Exmouth, Devon, 1861) is best known as a landscapist in watercolour and oil. He trained in Ireland but after about 1813 he worked in England and on the Continent.

  • Dickey, Edward Montgomery O'Rorke

    Edward Montgomery O'Rorke Dickey (1894-1977) was born in Belfast. He attended at Trinity College, Cambridge, before studying painting at the Westminster School of Art under Harold Gilman (1876–1919), a founder of the post-impressionist Camden Town Group. Dickey was a member of the Belfast Art So...

  • Doyle, Richard

    Richard Doyle (1824–83), also known as 'Dickie', was an illustrator, printmaker, and watercolour painter. Born in London, he was the son of the Dublin-born John Doyle (1797–1868), who was an artist and political cartoonist. Richard Doyle displayed talent as a draughtsman from an early age and one...

  • Elvery, Beatrice

    Beatrice Campbell, Lady Glenavy (née Elvery, 1883–1970), was born in Dublin. A very versatile artist and designer, she began her studies at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art between 1896 and 1905, where she won a number of scholarships and awards. Among her tutors were the painter William Orp...

  • Fitzgerald, William

    William Fitzgerald (active c.1875-1880) was a member of the Dublin Sketching Club, exhibiting with the organisation in the 1870s and 1880s. Two publications illustrated by Fitzgerald are held in the Trinity College Library, Dublin: the anonymously published anti-Roman Catholic satire, 'The talk o...

  • French, Ethel Kathleen Armytage-Moore

    Ethel Armytage-Moore French (1871-1891) was from Arnmore, County Cavan. An artist and illustrator, she was the first wife of Percy French and died in childbirth with their first child.

  • Gibbings, Robert

    Robert Gibbings (1889–1958) wood engraver, illustrator, publisher and author, was born in County Cork. After abandoning his studies in medicine, he attended the Slade School of Art, London, learning the technique of wood engraving from Noel Rooke (1881-1953). In 1920, with Rooke, Gibbings was on...

  • Goff, Robert Charles

    Irish-born Colonel Robert Goff (1837–1922) was a landscape painter and etcher. He retired from the Coldstream Guards in 1878 to become a full-time artist and lived successively in London, Brighton and Florence. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1870 to 1890 and he is recognised as a signific...

  • Gregory, Robert

    William Robert Gregory (1881-1918) studied at the Slade School of Art in London and worked in the Parisian studio of Jacques Emile Blanche. He was connected with Irish Revival circles through his mother, Augusta Gregory. Robert Gregory was a painter and set designer for the Abbey Theatre, Dubli...

  • Grey, Alfred

    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 Academ...

  • Grey, Charles

    Born in Greenock, Scotland, Charles Grey moved to Dublin to establish himself as a painter. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1838, becoming a Member in 1845. His sons, Edwin Landseer, Alfred, James and Charles Malcolm became notable artists and engravers.

  • Grey, Charles Malcolm

    Dublin-born Charles Malcolm Grey (1841–1911) was the son of the artist Charles Grey (1808–1892) and brother of the artists and engravers Alfred Grey (1842-1926), Gregor P. Grey and Edwin Landseer Grey. Charles Malcolm Grey produced engravings after the designs of the illustrator and cartoonist, J...

  • Grey, Gregor P

    Gregor P. Grey was the son of the artist Charles Grey RHA (1808-1892). Like a number of his brothers, including Alfred (1845-1926) and Charles Malcolm (1841-1911), he became a distinguished painter and engraver in his own right. He is noted for his genre, animal and landscape studies, painting i...

  • Haverty, Joseph Patrick

    The painter Joseph Patrick Haverty (1794-1864) was born in County Galway. He spent time in London and Limerick but was predominantly domiciled in Dublin. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in the 1830s and the Royal Hibernian Academy throughout his career. Whilst Haverty produced historical and ...

  • Hughes, Myra Kathleen

    Born in Wexford into a wealthy military family, Myra Kathleen Hughes (1877-1918) was a painter and etcher. Her art studies included a period at the Royal College of Art in London where she was trained in the techniques of etching and engraving by one of the leading figures of the Etching Revival ...

  • Lavery, John

    The painter John Lavery, 1856-1935, was born in Belfast and was later associated with Glasgow. He enjoyed a cosmopolitan career. He was especially sought after as a portraitist although he painted landscape and subject pictures such as those he produced as an official war artist for reproduction...

  • MacCormack, Katherine

    Katherine MacCormack (1892-1975) was a designer who is best known for her work with Dun Emer Industries. The workshop was founded in 1902 by her aunt, Evelyn Gleeson (1855-1944), who MacCormack assisted to run it, eventually taking over from her aunt. Her work for Dun Emer concentrated on textile...

  • Maclise, Daniel

    Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) was a draughtsman, lithographer, etcher, illustrator and history and portrait painter. First trained in Cork, he then attended the Royal Academy (RA) schools in London. By 1830 he had set up as a book illustrator and continued to alternate painting with illustration unt...

  • McManus, Henry

    Henry McManus (c.1810-1878) was elected an Associate of the royal Hibernian Academy in 1838 and a full Member in 1858. From the late 1830s to 1844 he worked in London, exhibiting with the Royal Academy and British institution.

  • Monks, George

    George Joseph Monks was a regular contributor of illustrations to the magazine ‘Our Boys’, published by the Educational Company of Ireland and the Christian Brothers, beginning in 1914. It contained detective, western and science fiction stories and historical adventures, usually with Irish hero...

  • Monsell, Elinor Mary

    Limerick-born Elinor Mary Darwin (née Monsell, 1871 – 1954) was a printmaker, illustrator and portrait painter. She began her art training when she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Slade School of Art in 1896. While a student it is believed that she learning the art of wood engraving fro...

  • Morrow, George

    Belfast-born George Morrow (1869-1955) was a cartoonist and book illustrator. One of seven brothers, four of his siblings, Albert (1863–1927), Jack (1872–1926), Edwin (1877–1952) and Norman (1879–1917), were also illustrators and cartoonists. He began his training in art at the Government School ...

  • Morrow, Jack

    John Cassell (Jack) Morrow (1872-1926) was a political cartoonist, illustrator and landscape painter. Born in Belfast, one of seven brothers, four of his siblings, Albert (1863–1927), George (1869-1955), Edwin (1877–1952) and Norman (1879–1917), were also illustrators and cartoonists. Morrow was ...

  • Morrow, Norman

    Norman Macnamara Morrow (1879-1917) was a cartoonist and topical illustrator. Born in Belfast, one of seven brothers, four of his siblings, Albert (1863-1927), George (1869 -1955), Jack (1872-1926) and Edwin (1877-1952) were also illustrators and cartoonists. He received his art training at the...

  • Mulready, William

    Clare-born William Mulready (1786–1863) was a painter and illustrator who was based in London. He is best known for his humorous and sentimental genre scenes. He was elected as an associate of the RA in 1815 and a full member the following year.

  • Nash, Paul

    The painter and printmaker Paul Nash (1889–1946), was born in London. His art training included periods at the Chelsea Polytechnic School of Art, the London County Council School of Photo-Engraving and Lithography and the Slade School of Fine Art. In the 1920s he became one of the leading figures...

  • Nicholl, Andrew

    Nicholl, 1804-86, prolific landscape painter in watercolour and draughtsman. Nicholl contributed illustrations to the Dublin Penny Journal in the 1830s and to S.C and A.M. Halls' Ireland (1843-5). He spent more than one lengthy period in London and was from 1846-9 a teacher of landscape painting,...

  • O'Hea, John Fergus

    Cork-born John Fergus O’Hea (c.1838 - 1922) (pseudonym ‘Spex’) was a political cartoonist for a number of Irish political magazines. Working with A.M. Sullivan, O’Hea was chief artist for the satirical journal ‘Zozimus’, which was described as Ireland’s answer to ‘Punch’. An ardent nationalist, O...

  • O'Kelly, Aloysius

    O'Kelly 1853-1936 is known as a painter of genre scenes, landscapes and a few portraits in oil and watercolour and the supplier of journalistic images to the Illustrated London News and other publications depicting scenes during the Land War in Ireland (1870s-80s) and imperial events in Egypt and...

  • O'Sullivan, Seán

    Seán (John) O'Sullivan (1906–1964), was born in Dublin. He began his art training at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, where he was taught by George Atkinson (1880-1941) and Seán Keating (1889-1977). In 1925, O’Sullivan was awarded a government scholarship to study lithography at the Central...

  • Orpen, Richard Caulfield

    Dublin-born Richard Caulfield Orpen (1863–1938) was an architect, illustrator, designer and painter. He was a leading figure among Irish revivalist circles and his brother was the painter William Orpen (1878 – 1931). RC Orpen was a regular exhibitor in Dublin art exhibitions including with the D...

  • Orpen, William

    Painter of genre scenes and portraits, Orpen was successful in both Ireland and Britain although it was in the latter that he worked most extensively. Orpen was encouraged by Sean Keating, who he assisted. His role as a war artist gave rise the volume, An onlooker in France, from which the illust...

  • Petrie, George

    George Petrie (1789-1866) Irish antiquary, archaeologist, architectural historian, artist, editor, musicologist and writer. Initially active as a watercolourist and supplier of illustrations, Petrie was later a pioneering figure in Irish antiquarianism somewhat facilitated by the period spent wor...

  • Praeger, Sophia Rosamund

    Praeger,1867–1954, was a sculptor, illustrator, author, and poet. She studied at the Belfast School of Art and the Slade School in London. Her work in sculpture was balanced by the illustration of numerous children's books several of which she also wrote. Her illustrations were influenced both by...

  • Russell, George William (A.E. / AE)

    George William Russell (1867–1935), who wrote under the pseudonym A.E., was a journalist, poet, agricultural economist and an artist. He was born in Lurgan, County Down, but from the age of eleven he and his family lived in Dublin. He attended evening classes at the Dublin Metropolitan School of ...

  • Salkeld, Cecil ffrench

    Cecil ffrench Salkeld (1904-1969), Irish painter, printmaker, critic and writer was born in India. From the age of fifteen he studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art under Seán Keating (1889-1977) and James Sleator (1889-1950). In 1921, he studied for a year at the Kassell Kunstschule i...

  • Shannon, Charles H.

    Charles Haslewood Shannon (1863-1937) was a figurative painter, and a highly regarded illustrator and printmaker. He studied wood engraving at the Lambeth School of Art in 1882, where he met the artist, illustrator, author, typographer and printer Charles Ricketts (1866–1931), who became his life...

  • Skelton, P

    Percival Skelton (fl. 1849-1887) was an English landscape artist and illustrator and is listed in Simon Houfe, 'The dictionary of 19th century British book illustrators and caricaturists', (rev.ed. 1996)

  • Stokes, Margaret

    From a distinguished family of scholars, Margaret Stokes (1832–1900) was born in Dublin, Ireland. She was recognised for her contribution to Irish archaeological studies and was elected an honorary fellow of the Royal Irish Academy, the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, and the Antiquarian...

  • Thomson, Hugh

    Thomson was an Irish book illustrator who was born in 1860 in Coleraine, Co. Londonderry. He illustrated sixty-five books in total including the books on Ireland by Stephen Gwynn.

  • Tuohy, Patrick

  • Walker, Francis S.

    Francis Sylvester Walker was born in County Meath in 1848. He studied Art at both the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin and he provided illustrations for various travel books.

  • Ward, Edward Matthew

    The Victorian artist Edward Matthew Ward was born in London in 1816. He studied at the Royal Academy and was elected A.R.A in1846 and a full academician in 1855. His work followed in the narrative tradition of Hogarth and Wilkie.

  • Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet

    Elizabeth (Lollie) Corbet Yeats (1868–1940), publisher, printer and painter, was born in London. The Yeats family lived in Dublin for a time in the 1880s, where Elizabeth began her art education at the Metropolitan School of Art in 1883. In the 1890s the Yeats family lived in London, during this ...

  • Yeats, Jack Butler

    Jack (John) Butler Yeat, (1871–1957), painter, cartoonist and illustrator, was born in London, the youngest son of the painter John Butler Yeats (1839–1922) and Susan Mary Pollexfen (1841–1900). He and his siblings, William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Susan (Lily) Yeats (1866-1949) and Elizabeth (...

  • Yeats, John Butler

    John Butler Yeats (1839 –1922 ) was an artist and illustrator. He, and his children, the poet William Butler Yeats, the embroiderer Susan Yeats, the printer and illustrator Elizabeth Corbet Yeats and the artist Jack B. Yeats, were leading figures in Irish cultural life from the later 1800s into t...


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