Irish Artist Directory

Desmond Stephenson ARHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Desmond Stephenson ARHA

Lived: 1922 - 1963

Categories: Landscapes, Still Life, Mosaic

Artist Biography

Born in Dublin, the son of Patrick J. Stephenson, who became Dublin Chief Librarian, and a brother of the architect Samuel Stephenson, he studied at the National College of Art 1939-46 and was awarded the Henry Higgins Travelling Scholarship in his final year. He first exhibited at the RHA in 1942 and showed nearly 50 works there over his career, as well as over 20 in the Oireachtas exhibition from 1944 onwards. He travelled and studied in Spain, Italy and France, and returned to Ireland in 1949. The artist spent long periods working in Wicklow around Lough Dan, and later with his friend Maurice MacGonigal around Ballinaclash where some of his most vivid landscapes were painted, and also with MacGonigal in Connemara over several years in the Roundstone and Ballyconneely areas.

His paintings are held in the collections of the Arts Council, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery and the New York Irish Institute.

Desmond Stephenson Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Desmond Stephenson ARHA (1922-1963) Cattle in a Landscape Oil on board, 37 x 54cm (14.5 x 21.2'')...

Hammer Price €1,800.00

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Desmond Stephenson ARHA (1922-1963) Self-Portrait Oil on board, 52 x 42cm (20½ x 16½'') Signed

Hammer Price €1,800.00

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Desmond Stephenson ARHA (1922-1963) Farmyard Oil on board, 35 x 45cm (13¾ x 17¾'') Signed, sign...

Hammer Price €1,500.00

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Desmond Stephenson ARHA (1922-1963) Ripening Corn Oil on board 38 x 55cm (15 x 21.5'') Signed

Hammer Price €1,400.00

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Desmond Stephenson ARHA (1922-1963) Church near Enniskerry, Co Wicklow Oil on canvas, 34 x 42cm, ...

Hammer Price €1,200.00

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