In the Woods at Marley by Evie Hone Expand Icon

Evie Hone (1894–1955)

In the Woods at Marley

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c. 1940s
Unframed: 44.5 x 24.5cm; Framed size: 64.5 x 54.5cm
Watercolour on paper

Evie Hone was the first Irish artist to introduce idioms of modern French painting into Ireland. Her work concentrated on form, plane, line, pattern and colour. A 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. (From: nival)

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