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Reading the 'Employment Offers' Column
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Museums Northern Ireland

Reading the 'Employment Offers' Column 1972

Mary Swanzy (1882–1978)

National Museums Northern Ireland

Painter, born in Dublin, Ireland, educated there and in France and Germany. About 1900, having had private lessons in art, she entered the studio of May Manning, attending the Metropolitan School of Art in the evenings. In 1905 began long exhibiting career at RHA, then went to Paris, where her studies included L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière and Atelier Colarossi. Had her first solo show in 1913–14 at Mill’s Hall, Dublin, in 1914 first exhibiting at Salon des Indépendants, in Paris.

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

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