Lavery on Location
In further gallery news, we were interested to learn that Sir John Lavery is the subject of a new exhibition just opened at the National Gallery of Ireland.
Lavery was an internationally renowned Irish painter working at the turn of the 20th century and the only Irishman to receive the Freedom of both Dublin and Belfast in the inter-war period, in a divided Ireland.
It seems appropriate therefore that 'Lavery on Location' on will focus on the artist's impressions of the people and locations he encountered during a life filled with travel, and includes many works from the National Museums Northern Ireland, whose collection we are proud to represent.
Lavery never travelled for business or pleasure without his painting kit, and this exhibition will explore some of the key destinations depicted in his art, from Scotland to Palm Springs.
It's an excuse for us to highlight the particularly fine selection of Lavery paintings we have available for licensing, with most examples coming via National Museums, Northern Ireland as well as a number from the Medici Society Archive, with various discoveries in the ILN archive documenting the celebrity status of Lavery and his wife, Hazel.
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