Irish Artist Directory
Estella Frances

Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Estella Frances Solomons HRHA

Lived: 1882 - 1968

Categories: Portraits, Landscapes and Seascapes

Artist Biography

Born in Dublin in 1882, Estella attended the Royal Hibernian Academy Schools under Walter Osborne, and entered the Metropolitan School of Art, where she became a pupil of William Orpen. In 1906, she visited the Rembrandt tercentenary exhibition in Amsterdam, which was a significant event for her. Despite being taught by William Orpen, she was never a formula painter and painted by inclination and sympathy, not by chequebook. She abandoned the Old-Masterish and academician’s style of working because it weighed her feminine love of spontaneity. Estella was no publicist, her talent was a refined, rather private one exercised more for her own pleasure than for the public’s.

Solomons' work featured in 'Irish Women Artists: 1870-1970' exhibition (2014). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Her work also featured in 'The french Connection' (2010), 'A Celebration of Irish Art and Modernism' (2011) and 'Ireland: Her People and Landscape' (2012).

Estella Frances Solomons HRHA Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882 1968) Three at Table Oil on canvas, 57 x 77.5cm (22½ x 30½...

Hammer Price €23,000.00

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Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968) Afternoon Tea Oil on canvas, 51 x 59cm (20 x 23¼) Pro...

Hammer Price €5,500.00

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Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968) On Parole, 1920 Oil on canvas, 52 x 44cm Signed with...

Hammer Price €5,200.00

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Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968) ''Snow at Rathfarnham, near Three Rock Mountain'' Oil o...

Hammer Price €3,200.00

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Estella Frances Solomons HRHA (1882-1968) Kathleen Goodfellow Oil on canvas, 61 x 51cm (24 x 20''...

Hammer Price €2,600.00

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