Irish Artist Directory

Eileen Murray (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Eileen Murray

Lived: 1885 - 1962

Categories: West of Ireland, Landscapes

Artist Biography

Eileen Murray was born in Templemore Co. Cork. Educated privately, she studied painting with Stanhope Forbes at Newlyn, Cornwall and was there with Laura Knight. She married Major Stewart Murray in 1908 and lived with him in India where she had considerable success with her painting, winning many medals. Due to her husband’s father tragically drowning in Lough Bawn in 1920, she moved home to Mosstown House, Kenagh, Co. Longford. Her husband died shortly afterwards in 1922 leaving Eileen to run the 500 acre estate.

Her main exhibition period seems to have been the 1920s when she exhibited regularly at the RHA, Dublin Sketching Club and the Belfast Art Society. Achill subjects seem to have been her favourite theme. Her pictures are included in the Ulster Museum and the Garter Lane Gallery in Waterford. She continued to live and work at Mosstown until she moved to Killiney in 1947 where she remained until she died in 1962 with many painting trips to Achill, Spain, Italy and Canada in between.

Eileen Murray's work was included in Adam's loan exhibition 'Irish Women Artists: 1870-1970'. Please click here to view the catalogue.

Eileen Murray Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Eileen Murray (1885-1962) Two children in a woodland glade Oil on board, 35 x 24.5cm (13.75 x 9.5'')

Hammer Price €6,200.00

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Eileen Murray (1885-1962) Eating an Apple Oil on canvas

Hammer Price €4,000.00

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Eileen Murray (1885-1962) Bringing Home the Turf Oil on board, 25 x 35 cm (10 x 14'') Signed and ...

Hammer Price €3,000.00

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Eileen Murray (1885-1962) The Tadpole Catcher Oil on canvas board

Hammer Price €1,700.00

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Eileen Murray (1885-1962) Study of a woman with red scarf Oil on board, 30.5 x 23.5cm (12 x 9.25'...

Hammer Price €1,300.00

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