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Carson, Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor Carson (1919-2008) was an Irish painter who adapted an impressionistic style. His subject matters include figures, portraits and landscapes, and he is known to have worked in oils, watercolours and pastels. Carson was made a member of the Royal Ulster Academy (1975) and the Ulster Water Colour Society (1983), exhibiting regularly throughout Ireland, […]

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McClelland, Edith

Edith McClelland is a self-taught professional artist and tutor, born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, now living and working from her studio in the North East of Scotland. She is passionate in all forms of marine art, and also paints landscapes, still life’s, floral and figurative subjects using all forms of art media, but watercolour […]

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Wilks, Maurice Canning

Maurice Canning Wilks ARHA, RUA (1910 -1984) was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. Maurice Wilks attended evening classes in drawing and painting at the Belfast School of Art but won a full place there by winning the Dunville scholarship. He was only 19 when he first exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy. During the next […]

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Farrell, George

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Callaghan, Stef

Stef (b. 1954) was born Malaysia. As a child, she travelled all over the world attending 13 different schools before emigrating to Australia where she met her artist husband, George. They raised five children. Stef studied Hotel Management and Cooking in Hobart, Tasmania and also worked in the State Library Foreign Language Department for 15 years. […]

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Friers, Rowel

ROWEL FRIERS MBE, HRUA (1920 – 1998) Rowel Friers was born in Belfast, N. Ireland and in 1935 was apprenticed as a designer and lithographer at S.C Allen & Co Ltd. He studied at the Belfast College of Art from 1935 to 1942 and was a cartoonist, illustrator, painter and lithographer. In 1940, the Portsmouth […]

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O’Neill, Dan

Daniel (Dan) O’Neill (1920 – 1974) was born in Belfast. N. Ireland. The son of an electrician, and himself an electrician by trade, O’Neill was largely self-taught. He briefly attended Belfast College of Art life classes before working with and studying under fellow Belfast artist Sidney Smith. He quickly developed an expressionist technique and strong romanticism, with imagery, often full […]

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Echlin Neill, Henry

Henry Echlin Neill RUA (1888-1981) was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. Neill studied at the Belfast School of Art and then trained as a lithographer.  He became a member of the Belfast Art Society in 1912 and first exhibited at the RHA in 1929. He worked as a teacher for most of his adult life […]

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De Burgh, Lydia

Lydia de Burgh HRUA (1923 – 2007)  was born in London. Lydia was the daughter of  Isabel Campbell Killyman and Captain Charles de Burgh whose  lineage stretches back to Emperor Charlemagne.  After her father’s retirement from a notable Admiralty career the family retired to Seaforde in Co. Down.  Her sister Coralie (Lady Kinahan), also a […]

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Frew, Ivan

Ivan Frew (b.1965) was born in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland. Ivan attended Manchester Polytechnic from 1985-1986  receiving a  Certificate in Visual Studies; Staffordshire Polytechnic from 1986-1989 B.A.(Hons.) Fine Art and Birmingham Polytechnic 1990-1991 – P.G.C.E. Art and Design.  

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