I am pleased to announce I have been elected a member of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club. The club, originally called The Dublin Sketching Club, was founded in 1874 in the home of Dr W. Booth Pearsall HRHA. The founders included Dr William Stokes, Fellow of the Royal Society and President of The Royal Irish Academy, Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, Dr John Todhunter, a successful playright and John Woodhouse, engraver. Alfred Grey RHA was the first President. Members have included John Butler Yeats, Walter Osborne, Richar Orpen and Percy French. In 1886 James McNeill Whistler exhibited with the club showing is famous work 'Portrait of my Mother'.
www.dublinpaintingandsketchingclub.ie Above: Home from the Field, Oil on Canvas by Tomas King
Post published by Tom King 1st Dec. 2010