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© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal Ulster Academy Diploma Collection


Olive Henry (1902–1989)

Royal Ulster Academy Diploma Collection
Stained glass designer and painter, born and lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland. During evening classes at Belfast School of Art she became interested in stained glass, took an apprenticeship with W F Clokey & Company and stayed with them. Her around 50 years in the glass studios influenced Henry’s own pictures, which have a strongly patterned quality and delicate colour harmonies. She was elected RUA, was a founder-member of Ulster Society of Women Artists, also showing with Watercolour Society of Ireland and RHA. In 1987, the year of her last RUA showing, Henry had her first solo exhibition for some 30 years at the Shambles Gallery, Hillsborough. Ulster Museum holds her work. Died at Crawfordsburn, County Down.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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