Evie Hone (1894–1955)
Gouache on paper
- Unframed: 20x 24.5cm; Framed size: 45.5 x 50.2cm
- Gouache on paper
- Gift of the Friends of the National Collections of Ireland, Silvia Cooke Collis Bequest
Hone was the first Irish artist to introduce idioms of modern French painting into Ireland. Her work concentrated on form, plane, line, pattren and colour. Descendant of Nathaniel Hone RA (1718-1784), she was a member of The Exhibition of Living Art along with Mainie Jellett from 1943-1955. An honorary exhibitor at the RHA from 1931-1937, she converted to Catholicism in 1937.Her work took on a more religious tone, which in turn led to many commissions for stained glass both in Ireland and abroad.
A member of the committee of Friends of the National Collections of Ireland, her stained glass work included windows at: Manresa House, Dollymount, St. Nahi's Church, Dundrum, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Co. Cavan, Washington Cathedral as well as several other churches and buildings throughout Britain, Ireland and the United States.
The East Window of Eton College, completed in 1952, is regarded as one of her finest achievements. Hone became involved with An Túr Gloine in 1933 and remained there until the death of Sarah Purser in 1943.