Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sean O'Sullivan

[Íreland] (b 1906/d 1964)

"The Irish portrait painter and printmaker Sean O'Sullivan was born in Dublin in 1906. He studied drawing at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art where he won a scholarship and studied lithography at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. After this, he studied fine art painting and figure painting in Paris at Colarossi's and La Grande Chaumiere. (..) Returning to London in the mid 1920s, O'Sullivan found work in book design and printmaking. Moving back to Dublin, he focused on portrait art, completing a number of paintings in oils as well as crayon and pencil.He began exhibiting at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in 1926, at the age of 20, contributing an average of six paintings a year until 1964. Most of his works were portraits interspersed with landscape painting of the West of Ireland."

Detailed Biographical data

Ireland 1943 "50th Anniversary of the founding of Gaelic League" (2,1) [Typo] Sc(124,125)

Ireland 1943 "Centenary of the Announce,ent of the Discovery of Quaternions" (2,1) [Typo] Sc(126,127) [ Design made from a bust by Hogan ]

Ireland 1944 "Centenary of the Irish Christian Brothers" (1) [Typo] Sc(130)

Ireland 1957 "Centenary of the Death of  Admiral William Brown" (2,1) [Typo (Government Printing Works, Dublin)] Sc(161,162)

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