Irish Artist Directory

Beatrice Glenavy (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Beatrice Glenavy

Lived: 1881 - 1968

Categories: Oil, Still Art and Portrait

Artist Biography

Beatrice Glenavy was born in Dublin and began her studies at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art along with her sister Dorothy under sculptor John Hughes. She won the Queen’s Prize for drawing (1900) and the Taylor Art Scholarship (1901) which enabled her to travel to Paris for further studies. On her return to Dublin, Glenavy joined Sarah Purser’s glass studio An Tur Gloine for six years before moving to London in 1910 where she studied at the Slade School of Art under Wilson Steer and Henry Tonks. Glenavy was elected RHA in 1934, where she had been exhibiting since 1902 and continued to do so up until the year of her death.

During her lifetime she also exhibited at the Leinster Lecture Hall, Dublin Painters Gallery (solo show in 1935) Victor Waddington Galleries (solo show in 1955), Ritchie Hendriks Gallery, Leinster Galleries in London, the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy. Her work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Ireland, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Ulster Museum, Hugh Lane and the Office of Public Works.    

Beatrice Glenavy was included in the 2014 exhibition 'Irish Women Artists: 1870-1970'. Please click here to view the catalogue. 

Beatrice Glenavy Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Lady Beatrice Glenavy RHA (1881-1970) Rival Musicians Oil on canvas, 51 x 61cm (20 x 24'') Signed...

Hammer Price €13,000.00

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Lady Beatrice Glenavy RHA (1883 - 1968) Mother and Child Oil on canvas, 61 x 41cm (24 x 16'') Sig...

Hammer Price €5,700.00

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Lady Beatrice Glenavy RHA (1881-1970) The Apple Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 35.3cm (18 x 14'') Signed w...

Hammer Price €5,200.00

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Lady Beatrice Glenavy RHA (1881-1970) Child in Sunhat with Elephant Oil on canvas, 46 x 38cm Sign...

Hammer Price €4,500.00

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Lady Beatrice Glenavy RHA (1881-1970) Shells Oil on canvas, 30.5 35.5cm, (12 x 14'') Signed with ...

Hammer Price €3,800.00

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