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Born on 3rd May 1898 to William and Mary Wallace, Martin Kelso Wallace was educated at Methodist College Belfast. Wallace worked as a painting contractor. During the First World War, he served in the Royal Naval Reserves.
During his time as Lord Mayor Wallace welcomed Lord Atlee and the former United States President, General Eisenhower, to Belfast City Hall.
Wallace was Chairman of the Belfast Savings Bank in the early 1950s and acted as President of the Belfast Chamber of Commerce. He died on 12th February 1978.
Sir Martin Kelso Wallace, The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of Belfast (1961–1962)
oil on canvas
H 119 x W 100 cm (E)