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Artists of Ireland

A

Kevin Abosch (born 1969) – Visual artist & Photographer

Henry Allan (1865–1912) – painter

William Ashford (1746–1824) – British painter who worked exclusively in Ireland

B

Francis Bacon (1909–1992) – Irish-born British figurative painter

Robert Ballagh (born 1943) – artist

Robert Barker (1739–1806) – painter from Kells

George Barret Sr. (1728–1784) – landscape artist, especially of portraits of the British countryside

James Barry (1741–1806)

William Gerard Barry (1864–1941) – painter

Rose Maynard Barton (1856–1929)

Mary Battersby (fl. 1801–1841)

Richard Brydges Beechey (1808–1895) – Anglo-Irish painter and Admiral in the Royal Navy

John Behan (born 1938) – sculptor

Pauline Bewick (born 1935) – artist

Francis Bindon (1690–1765)

Basil Blackshaw (born 1932) – painter, especially of rural scenes with greyhounds, Irish Travellers and the landscape

Brian Bourke (born 1936) – artist and winner of the Arts Council of Ireland award for portraiture

John Boyne (1750–1810)

Charles Brady (1926–1997) – New York-born painter who spent most of his life in Ireland

James Brenan (1837–1907) – artist

Gordon Brewster (1889–1946) – cartoonist

Vincent Browne (born 1947) – sculptor

Colleen Browning (born 1929) – realist painter

Adam Buck (1759–1833)

Augustus Nicholas Burke (1838–1891) – artist and a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy

John Burke (1946-2006) – sculptor

Thomas Burke (1749–1815) – engraver and painter

Frederick William Burton (1816–1900) – painter born in Corofin, County Clare

Mildred Anne Butler (1885–1941) – painter

John Butts (c.1728–1764)

Gerard Byrne (born 1969) - Installation artist & Photographer

C

Niccolo d'Ardia Caracciolo (1941–1989) – painter

Robert Carver (c.1730–1791) – painter of theatre scenery and framed works

John Cassidy (1860–1939) – sculptor and painter

Harry Clarke (1889–1931) – stained glass artist and book illustrator

Anne Cleary (born 1965) – installation and video artist

Egerton Coghill (1853–1921) – painter, especially of landscapes of County Cork

James Coleman (born 1941) – installation and video artist

Charles Collins (c.1680–1744) – painter, especially of animals and still-life

Patrick Collins (1910–1994) – painter

Peter Collis (1929–2012)

Fred Conlon (1943–2005) – sculptor

Denis Connolly (born 1965) – installation and video artist

William Conor (1881–1968)

Amanda Coogan (born 1971) – performance artist

Barrie Cooke (born 1931) – abstract expressionist painter

Erin Corr (1793–1862) – engraver

James Humbert Craig (1878–1944)

Martin Cregan (1788–1870)

Dorothy Cross (born 1956) – artist working in a range of media from sculpture to video

William Crozier (born 1930) – Irish-Scots still-life and landscape artist

Amelia Curran (1775–1847) – portrait painter


D

Francis Danby (1793–1861) – painter, especially of large pictures in oil

Colin Davidson (born 1968) – artist

Gerald Davis (1938–2005)

William Davis (1812–1873) – artist influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite style of painting

Edward Delaney (born 1930) – sculptor born in Claremorris

Gerald Dillon (1916–1971) – artist

Willie Doherty (born 1959) – artist mainly in photography and video

Susanna Drury (1698–1770) – landscape painter

Patrick Vincent Duffy (1836–1909) – painter, primarily of landscapes


E

Ross Eccles (born 1937) - contemporary artist, English-born but based in Ireland since 1971

Felim Egan (born 1952) – painter

Frank Egginton (1908–1990) – contemporary painter

Alfred Elmore (1815–1881) – Victorian history and genre painter

Beatrice Elvery (1881–1970) – stained-glass artist and painter


F

Robert Fagan (1761–1816) – painter, diplomat and archaeologist

Gary Farrelly (born 1983) – artist and a founder of the Defastenist art group

Fergus Feehily (born 1968) – artist

Jonathan Fisher (fl. 1763–1809) – painter, engraver, and printmaker of aquatints of Irish scenery

Mary Fitzgerald (born 1956) - member of Aosdana, lives and works in Dublin and Co. Waterford

Jim Fitzpatrick – artist, especially of Irish Celtic art

John Henry Foley (1818–1874) – sculptor

Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857–1947) – artist and member of the Newlyn school of painters

Graham Forsythe (born 1952) – painter

Brian Frances (1933-2005) – landscape painter

Hugh Frazer (1795–1865) – painter

William Percy French (1854–1920) – songwriter, entertainer, watercolour painter


G

Norman Garstin (1847–1926) – artist with the Newlyn School of painters

Edmund Garvey (1740–1813) – painter

Wilhelmina Geddes (1887–1955)

William St. John Glenn (1904–1974)

Eileen Gray (1879–1976) – furniture designer and architect

Anita Groener (born 1958) – artist and Aosdána member

Nathaniel Grogan (1740–1807) – painter from Cork


H

Willem Van der Hagen (unknown–1745) – Dutch-born landscape painter who settled in Ireland

Ronan Halpin (born 1958) – sculptor living on Achill Island, works in steel and bronze

Eva Henrietta Hamilton (1876–1960)

Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1734/1739–1808)

James Hanley (born 1965)

Fr. Jack P. Hanlon (1913–1968)

Marie Hanlon (born 1948) – artist and Aosdána member

Alice Hanratty (born 1939) – printmaker

William Michael Harnett (1848–1892) – Irish-American painter who used a trompe l'oeil style of painting

Conor Harrington (b. 1980) – Irish-born street artist based in London

Gertrude Hartland (1865–1954) – illustrator

Henry Albert Hartland (1840–1893) – illustrator and built theatrical scenery

Joseph Patrick Haverty (1794–1864) – painter

Edwin Hayes (1819–1904) – painter of naval and marine seascapes/landscapes

Gabriel Hayes (1909–1978) – artist and currency designer

Gottfried Helnwein (born 1948) – Austrian painter, photographer, installation and performance artist

Mercedes Helnwein (born 1979) - fine artist, writer, and video artist

Patrick Hennessy (1915–1980) – photo-realist artist

William John Hennessy (1839–1917) – wood carving and watercolor artist

Paul Henry (1876–1958) – landscape painter

Mary Balfour Herbert (1817–1893) – watercolour artist, especially scenes from the Lakes of Killarney

Christopher Hewetson (1739–1799) – sculptor

Thomas Hickey (1741–1824) – painter

Derek Hill (1916–2000) – English-born portrait and landscape painter in Ireland

Nathaniel Hill (1861–1934) – impressionist

Sean Hillen (born 1961) – artist, especially of collages and the creative use of photographs

Nuala Holloway – painter

Katie Holten (born 1975) – artist of drawings, installations, sculptures, and public art projects

Peter Homan (born 1981) - fine artist, landscapes and portraits

Evie Hone (1894–1955) – painter and stained glass artist

Nathaniel Hone the Elder (1718–1784) – portrait and miniature painter

Nathaniel Hone the Younger (1831–1917) – painter

Thomas Hovenden (1840–1895) – Irish-American artist, teacher, and painter, especially of realistic quiet family scenes and narrative subjects

Robert Hunter (fl. 1752–1803)

Philip Hussey (c.1713–1783) – portraitist and interiors painter


I

Charles Cromwell Ingham (1796–1863) – portrait painter

Patrick Ireland/Brian O'Doherty (born 1935) – sculptor, conceptual artist, and installation artist


J

Mainie Jellett (1897–1944) – abstract painter

Charles Jervas (1675–1739) – portrait painter, translator, and art collector

George W. Joy (1845–1925) – painter

Rachel Joynt (born 1966) – sculptor


K

Paul Kane (1810–1871)

Joseph Malachy Kavanagh (1856–1918)

Seán Keating (1889–1977)

Oisín Kelly (1915–1981)

Doreen Kennedy (born 1968)

Harry Kernoff (1900–1974)

John Kindness (born 1951)

Cecil King (1921–1986)

Kenneth King (born 1939)

John Kingerlee (born 1936)

Graham Knuttel (born 1954)


L

James Latham (c.1696–1747)

John Lavery (1856–1941)

Louis le Brocquy (1916–2012)

William John Leech (1861–1968)

John Luke (1906–1975)


M

Gladys Maccabe (born 1918)

Patrick MacDowell (1799–1870)

Micheál MacLiammóir (1899–1978)

Daniel Maclise (1806–1870)

Henry MacManus (c.1810–1878)

Anne Madden (born 1932)

Cecil Maguire (born 1930) - painter

Alice Maher (born 1956)

Padraig Marrinan (1906–1975)

Fergus Martin (born 1955)

James McArdell (fl. 1728–1765)

Charles J. McAuley (1900-1999)

Sheila McClean

Samuel McCloy (1831–1904)

Niall McCormack (born 1960)

Norah McGuinness (1903–1980)

Edward McGuire (1932–86)

Frank McKelvey (1895–1974)

Colin Middleton (1910–1983)

Nick Miller (born 1962) - London-born artist, painter, member of Aosdána

John Minihan (born 1946) - Photographer

Flora Mitchell (1890–1973)

Martin Mooney (born 1960)

Garret Morphey (c.1650–1716)

Richard Mosse (born 1980) - conceptual documentary photographer and video artist

Richard Moynan (1856–1906)

Michael Mulcahy (born 1952)

George Mullins (fl. 1763–65)

William Mulready (1786–1863)

Bernard Mulrenin (1803–1868)

George Francis Mulvany (1809–1869)


N

Charles Wynne Nicholls (1831–1903)


O

Dermod O'Brien (1865–1945) – landscape and portrait painter

John O'Brien (1831–1891) – Irish-born Canadian marine artist

James Arthur O'Connor (1792–1841) – painter

John O'Connor (1830–1889) – painter

Roderic O'Conor (1860–1940) – painter influenced by Impressionism

Éamonn O'Doherty (1939–2011) – sculptor

John O'Keeffe (c.1797–1838) – portrait and figure painter

Aloysius O'Kelly (1853–c.1941) – painter of coastlines, fishing ports and villages

James O'Malley (c.1816–1888)

Tony O'Malley (1913–2003) – self-taught painter

Frank O'Meara (1853–1888) – painter

Daniel O'Neill (1920–1974) – Romantic painter born in Belfast

Henry O'Neill (1798–1880) – artist and archaeologist

Mark O'Neill (born 1963) - Painter

William Orpen (1878–1931) – portrait painter

Walter Osborne (1859–1903) – impressionist painter

Seán O'Sullivan (1906–1964) – portrait painter

Rory O'Tunny (fl. 1540s) – sculptor


P

George Petrie (1790–1866) – painter, musician, antiquary and archaeologist

Stanley Pettigrew (born 1927) – painter

Garrett Phelan (born 1965) – installation artist

Sarah Purser (1848–1943) – artist often working in stained glass

Stephen Pusey (born 1952) – mural painter

Patrick Pye (born 1929) – sculptor, painter and stained glass artist ; resident in County Dublin


R

Basil Rakoczi (1908–1979) – artist and member of The White Stag group

John Ramage (1748–1802) – Irish American artist, goldsmith, portrait painter, and miniaturist

Nano Reid (1900–1981) – painter

Anne Rigney (born 1957) – abstract artist and sculptor

Thomas Roberts (1749–1778) – landscape painter

Markey Robinson (1918–1999) – painter with a distinctive naïve expressionist style

Richard Rothwell (1800–1868) – portrait and genre painter

John Ryan (1925–1992) - artist, writer, critic, publisher, patron, broadcaster and publican


S

William Sadler II (c.1782–1839) – landscape painter

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) – Irish-born American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation

Robert Richard Scanlan (1801–1876) – painter and portraitist

Patrick Scott (1921-2014) – artist

Sean Scully (born 1945) – Irish-born American painter and printmaker

Paul Seawright (born 1965) – artist and professor of photography at the University of Ulster

Kevin Sharkey (born 1960) – painter and celebrity

Neil Shawcross (born 1940) – portrait painter

Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769–1850) – Dublin-born portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy

Oliver Sheppard (1865–1941) - sculptor and lecturer

James Sleator (1889–1950) – artist

Hamilton Sloan (born 1945) – portrait painter and traditional Irish artist

Victor Sloan (born 1945) – photographer and artist

Edward Smyth (1749–1812) - sculptor

George Henry Smyth (born 1968) – artist and album cover designer

Camille Souter (born 1929) – painter

Stella Steyn (1907–1987)

Imogen Stuart (born 1927) – Berlin-born sculptor

Patrick Swift (1927–1983)


T

Henry Jones Thaddeus (1859–1929) – realist and portrait painter

Henry Tresham (1750–1814) – Irish-born painter of large-scale history paintings

Patrick Tuohy (1894–1930) – portrait, narrative, and genre painter


W

J. Laurie Wallace (1864–1953) – artist

Ciarán Walsh (born 1980) – artist

Owen Walsh (1933–2002) – painter

Samuel Walsh (born 1951) – contemporary abstract artist

Michael Warren (born 1950) – sculptor

Kenneth Webb (born 1927) - painter

Robert West (died 1770) – painter

Leo Whelan (1852–1956) – painter

Maurice Canning Wilks (1911–1984)

Alexander Williams (1845-1930) - landscape painter, maritime scenes

William Gorman Wills (1828–1891) – dramatist and painter


Y

Anne Yeats (1919–2001) – painter and stage designer

Jack Yeats (1871–1957) – artist

John Butler Yeats (1839–1922) – artist



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