24 August-Paul Henry

Paul Henry was an artist who was a native of Ireland. He is best known for his paintings depicting the terrain of the west of Ireland, particularly Achill Island where he lived from 1910 to 1919. He is widely regarded one of the most influential landscape artists of the 20th century.

Paul Henry was born in Belfast on April 11th 1876. He attended the Belfast School of Art and moved to Paris in 1889. In Paris he studied he studied at the Academie Julian where John Lavery had also been a student. Like the Carlow Artist Frank O’Meara, Henry specialised in plein air (open air) painting. ‘The Lobster Fisher’, a landscape painting by Paul Henry sold at auction in London in 2005 for £298,150.

Paul Henry, an artist best known for his paintings depicting the terrain of the west of Ireland, particularly Achill Island, died in Dublin aged 82 in the year 1958 On This Day.

 

 

 

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