Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Portrait of Maddys Mother, Charles MacIver Grierson RI (1864-1939)

"Maddys Mother" signed watercolor by

Charles MacIver Grierson RI (1864-1939)

Born in Queenstown Co. Cork, Grierson studied at the
Crawford School of Art and later at the Westminster School in London. Here in 1892, he became a member of the RI and exhibited over 80 works with them over the following years. In the late 1890s Grierson returned to Ireland, meeting his future wife in Co. Sligo. His works are thus found in several private collections around Sligo as well as in the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. In his own lifetime they were also shown at the RA, the RHA, Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery, the Society of Artists in Birmingham and the Abbey Gallery, London.

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