John Lavery: 101 Paintings

January 29, 2015|
John Lavery: 101 Paintings by Fabien Newfield
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Sir John Lavery (1856 – 1941) was an Irish painter best known for his portraits. He attended Haldane Academy in Glasgow in the 1870s and the Académie Julian in Paris in the early 1880s. Lavery returned to Glasgow and was associated with the Glasgow School. In 1888 he was commissioned to paint the state visit of Queen Victoria to the Glasgow International Exhibition. This launched his career as a society painter and he moved to London soon after. In London he became friendly with James McNeill Whistler and was clearly influenced by him.

Like William Orpen, Lavery was appointed an official artist in the First World War. After the war he was knighted and in 1921 he was elected to the Royal Academy.

In 1929, Lavery made substantial donations of his work to both The Ulster Museum and the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery and in the 1930s he returned to Ireland. He received honorary degrees from the University of Dublin and Queen's University of Belfast. A long-standing member of Glasgow Art Club, Lavery exhibited at the club's annual exhibitions, including its exhibition in 1939 in which his The Lake at Ranelagh was included.

Title:John Lavery: 101 PaintingsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 29, 2015Publisher:Osmora Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2765908400

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