Irish Artists of the Great War, Part Three

Irish Artists at War Part Three William Orpen (1879-1931) Orpen at Versailles The career of William Orpen, Irish artist, both before and during the Great War gave the British government little hint of what was truly going on behind his so-far acceptable works of art....

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part Two

Irish Artists at War Part Two William Orpen (1879-1931) Orpen in Flanders What would it take to make an Official War Artist go rogue? At the end of the Great War, Irish artist, William Orpen was asked to remember the sacrifices of the British Army, albeit, in an...

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part One

Irish Artists at War Part One John Lavery (1856-1941) Apparently Sigmund Freud never said of the Irish, “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever,” but the idea that it is pointless to attempt to fathom “the...

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