This page is for miscellaneous artists from outside the British Isles who have painted Irish subjects or have briefly lived here and been active.
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Page updated 23/11/2017
Balcerzak, Wilhelm (1941)
d’Alesi, Hugo (1849-1906)
A French artist who produced artwork for several Irish railway companies.
Danell, Cecilia (1985)
Swedish painter living and working in Co.Galway since 2004.
Delrenne, Edmond (fl.1916)
A witness to the Easter Rising, Delrenne painted a number of scenes which captured the appalling destruction that befell the City Centre. Images from Irish Arts Review
“Boglands” pastel on paper (12.5″ x 12.5″), unsold at Ross’s – 11/10/2017.
Helmick, Howard (1845-1907)
“Mending the Nets” – 1886 – oil on canvas (21″ x 30″). In the collection of the Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, Hamden, Connecticut, USA.
“Woman by the Hearth” dated 1875, oil on canvas (19″ x 17″), unsold at Adam’s – 22/11/2017.
Henri, Robert (1865-1929) – American
Margherita Joy is the pseudonym used by Dublin based Italian artist Margherita La Gioia.
“Pilgrimage to Glendalough” acrylic on canvas (24″ x 26″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 13/3/2017 for €360.00.
Kauffer, Edward McKnight (1890-1954)
A prolific and influential American-born graphic designer.
Two of his posters dating from 1949 and 1953 respectively.
Kent, Rockwell (1882-1971)
Rockwell Kent was born in Tarrytown, New York.
In 1926 he spent a year living in a one-room cottage belonging to Dan and Rose Ward in Gleann Locha, a remote townland which cannot be reached by road. The valley of Gleann Locha/Glenlough divides the parishes of Ardara and Glencolmcille in South West Donegal and entering it involves a 90-minute trek from the nearest road. Here the artist produced a number of notable works.
More about the artist here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_Kent
“Sturral, Co.Donegal” 1926/27 , oil on canvas (34″ x 44″) in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia.
“Irish Coast, Donegal” oil on canvas – in the collection of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Russia.
“Co.Sligo” oil on board (8″ x 10″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 25/9/2017 for €50.00.
Polish born artist now living and working in County Wexford.
Melai, August “Guus” (1923-2000)
Dutch graphic designer who came to Ireland to work on the Aer Lingus account for the Sun Advertising Agency in Dublin. His bold new designs did not please the Arts Council and they complained to Aer Lingus.
Above: New look Aer Lingus poster from 1956.
Other companies including CIE, the State Transport Company, were quick to enlist the services of Guus Melai.
“Farmsteads, West of Ireland” dated 1955, oil on board (19″ x 23″), sold at Morgan O’Driscoll’s – 23/10/2017 for €1,200.
Mintz, Raymond (1925-2008)
An American born artist of German extraction who moved to Ireland in 1969.
“Circus Scene” dated 1990, oil on board (17″ x 19.5″), sold at Adam’s – 12/6/2016 for €950.00.
Smits, Joop (1938-2014)
Born in Eindhoven, Holland and graduated from the Eindhoven Academy in 1961. In 1992 he moved to Ireland where he built a studio in County Kerry and completed many works inspired by the Irish landscape. In 2008 he relocated to Mallorca.
“Foxgloves by a River” oil on panel (6.5″ x 9″), sold at Mealy’s – 7/12/2016 for €400.00.
“Kenmare Bay Light” oil on panel (7″ x 9.5″), sold at Mealy’s – 7/12/2016 for €450.00.
I can’t pin this artist down – any help would be welcome.
Ashford Castle, Cong, Co.Mayo.
Treidler, Adolph (1886–1981)
An American born artist who was one of the most influential illustrators and poster designers of the twentieth century.
Van Kampen, Marja
Dutch born artist. She is a full-time painter and printmaker, receiving her degrees for Painting, Printmaking and Art History from the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Arnhem, The Netherlands, in 1972.
“Tea in the Summerhouse” 2008, acrylic on canvas (39” x 39”) – Institute of Technology Collection, Tralee, Co.Kerry.
More here: www.marjavankampen-artist.blogspot.ie
Van Stockum, Hilda Gerarda HRHA (1908-2006)
Dutch born artist.
Left to right: “Still Life with Pottery & Pears” oil on canvas (16″ x 15″), sold at Adam’s 28/9/2016 for €1,000; and “Paris Garden” oil on canvas (24″ x 18″).
American born equestrian artist and illustrator. She supplied artwork to Scholastic Productions (Belfast) for their art postcards, but is probably best known in Ireland for her iconic RDS Horse Show posters.