The National Gallery of Ireland is Ireland´s main art gallery and opened in 1864. It has a huge collection of paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and decorative art.
Famous Irish Painters
Nathaniel Hone ( 1718-1794) is best known for his skill at producing miniatures and enamels.
George Barret (1728-1784) is best known for being a landscape painter of the British countryside.
James Barry (1741-1806) is best known for his six part series of paintings The Progress of Human Culture.
Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1740-1808) is best known for his pastel oval portraits of royalty, politicians and celebrities.
Francis Danby (1793-1861) is best known for being a painter of the Romantic era.
Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) is best known for being an illustrator and an history painter.
Walter Frederick Osborne (1859-1903) is best known for being an impressionist landscape painter.
Roderic O´Connor ( 1860-1940) is best known for being influenced by post-impressionism painters .
William John Leech (1881-1968) is best known for leaving Dublin for Paris and falling in love for the French landscape.
John Butler Yeats (1839-1922) is best known for his portrait of John O´Leary, his masterpiece.
William Orpen (1878-1931) is best known for being a war artist.
Paul Henry (1876-1958) is best known for being the most important Irish landscape painter of the XX century.
Grace Henry (1868-1953) is best known for her eclectic style and her bright range of colours.
Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) is best known for being an Expressionist painter
Keaveney, Raymond (dir). The National Gallery of Ireland. IIB Bank, 2002