Sir John Lavery 1856 – 1941
Members are invited to visit and enjoy this Exhibition of some of Sir John Lavery’s work. Some of us may know him best because his portrait of his second wife, Hazel, adorned the Irish púnt in the Good Old Pre-Euro days. And there is currently a lovely painting of his daughter in her First Communion dress on view in the Permanent Exhibition space of the Gallery.
Sir John Lavery was from Belfast, of humble origins, but he spent some of his youth in Scotland and attended Art College there. He made serious money painting portraits of the great and the good in London and that is what he is possibly best known for. But he loved travelling. He studied in Paris, and indeed spent 19 years on and off in Tangier.
In this Exhibition the focus is on a selection of the many paintings he created which were not portraits . We can see some of the people, places and events that he encountered during his travels. Highlights include A Garden in France (1898) and On the bridge at Grez (1884). Paintings from his visits to Tangier, Venice, Cannes and New York also feature.
This tour is for members only. The cost is €6.50. We will meet for coffee at 2.00pm and the tour will start at 2.30pm
Booking opens on December 23rd and closes on January 8th at 11.30pm.