Among the most celebrated artists of his day, Sir John Lavery (1856–1941) was a leading member of the internationally renowned group of artists known as the Glasgow Boys. Born in Belfast, Lavery spent much of his life in Scotland and traveled widely in Europe and Africa. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Académie Julian in Paris. On the occasion of Queen Victoria’s state visit to the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1888, Lavery—already noted for his portraiture—was commissioned to paint her official portrait; thus began a career as a society painter. Also an official war artist during World War I, Lavery was knighted in 1918 and elected to the Royal Academy in 1921. In 1929 he donated more than thirty paintings to the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery (now the Ulster Museum), spanning the range of his work from landscape to portrait. He returned to Ireland in the 1930s and died in County Kilkenny at age 84.
The four paintings reproduced in this set of notecards are from the collection of the Ulster Museum, National Museums Northern Ireland.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Under the Cherry Tree, 1884
The Green Coat, 1926
The Bridge at Grès, 1901
The Red Hammock, 1936