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George Russell (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: George Russell

Lived: 1867 - 1935

Categories: Poet, Oil, Landscape

Artist Biography

George Russell grew up in Lurgan, Co. Amargh but moved to Dublin at the age of 11. He is known not only for his paintings but as a writer, poet, critic, theosophist and economist, and by his pseudonym ‘AE’ (a derivative of the word Aeon).

He began night time painting classes at the Metropolitan School of Art just two years after moving to Dublin, and went on to receive academic training at the RHA. AE supported Hugh Lane’s campaign for the gallery of modern art and was active in the Irish Literary Revival. He exhibited abroad at the 1913 Armory Show in New York and at the Whitechapel in London, and created a large scale series of murals of 3 Upper Ely Place in Dublin which has been compared to the work of Goya.

His paintings can be found in the collection of the Ulster Museum, National Gallery of Ireland, Hugh Lane, OPW, Trinity College Dublin and the Crawford Gallery.  

George Russell's work was included in 'Ulster Artists' exhibition (2010) and 'Ireland: Her People and Landscape' (2013).

George Russell Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

George Russell [AE] (1867-1935) 'Girl in a Fairy Glen, Donegal' Oil on canvas, 53.5 x 80.5cm, (21...

Hammer Price €40,000.00

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George Russell 'AE' (1867-1935) Girls playing in a forest Oil on canvas, 82 x 53.5 cm. (32.25 x ...

Hammer Price €27,000.00

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George Russell AE (1867-1935) Three Girls Playing in the Sand Dunes

Hammer Price €26,000.00

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George Russell Æ (1867-1935) Apparell'd in Celestial Light Oil on canvas, 54.6 x 81.3cm (21½ x...

Hammer Price €21,000.00

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George Russell AE (1867-1935) Girls in a Wood Oil on canvas, 38 x 46cm (15 x 18'') Signed with mo...

Hammer Price €17,000.00

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