Famous Irish Artists & Painters

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 1 Yvonne McGuinness

Yvonne McGuinness
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Famous As: Visual Artist
Birthdate: October 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kilkenny
Irish visual artist Yvonne McGuinness is renowned for her video installations and prints. Most of her art works revolve around themes of conflict between revealing and hiding one’s true self. She has also made several short films, such as Charlie's Place. She is married to Irish actor Cillian Murphy.

 2 Grace Gifford

Grace Gifford
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 13, 1955
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 3 Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter, University teacher
Birthdate: August 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin

 4 Stacia

Stacia
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Famous As: Visual artist
Birthdate: December 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ireland
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 5 Patricia Cockburn

Patricia Cockburn
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosscarbery, Ireland
Died: October 4, 1989

 6 Sean Scully

Sean Scully
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 7 Jack Butler Yeats

Jack Butler Yeats
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Famous As: Irish artist
Birthdate: August 29, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 28, 1957
Son of painter John Butler Yeats and brother of poet W. B. Yeats, Jack Butler Yeats was an Irish artist who included elements of Celtic mythology and landscapes in his art and thus redefined romanticism and nationalism following the Irish War of Independence. His later paintings drew from Expressionism.
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 8 Sir William Orpen

Sir William Orpen
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 27, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stillorgan, Ireland
Died: September 29, 1931

 9 John Lavery

John Lavery
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 20, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: January 10, 1941

 10 Jim Fitzpatrick

Jim Fitzpatrick
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 11 Guggi

Guggi
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 12 Kevin Sharkey

Kevin Sharkey
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 13 John Butler Yeats

John Butler Yeats
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: March 16, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lawrencetown, County Down, Ireland
Died: February 3, 1922

 14 Katherine Plunket

Katherine Plunket
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: November 22, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kilsaran, County Louth, Ireland
Died: October 14, 1932

 15 Myra Kathleen Hughes

Myra Kathleen Hughes
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1877 AD
Birthplace: Wexford, County Wexford, Ireland
Died: 1918 AD

 16 William Mulready

William Mulready
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 1, 1786
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ennis, Ireland
Died: July 7, 1863

 17 Charles Jervas

Charles Jervas
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1675 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 2, 1739

 18 Roderic O'Connor

Roderic O'Connor
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 17, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Castleplunket, Ireland
Died: March 18, 1940

 19 John Luke

John Luke
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: February 4, 1975

 20 Samuel Lover

Samuel Lover
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: February 24, 1797
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 6, 1868