Irish Artist Directory
Kitty Wilmer

Kitty Wilmer O'Brien RHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Kitty Wilmer O'Brien RHA

Lived: 1910 - 1982

Categories: Irish Women Artists

Artist Biography

Kitty Wilmer always wanted to go to art school. She got her wish aged sixteen when she entered the RHA Schools, where she won awards including the Taylor Scholarship which allowed her to move to London to study at The Slade. She later went with her sister-in-law, Rose Brigid Ganly to study with André Lhote in Paris.

She was actively involved with the Dublin Painters Society and the Irish Watercolour Society of Ireland where she was President between 1962 - 1981 and did much to improve the standards there. Fellow member James Nolan sums up Kitty’s contribution “.... lent the dignity of her presence,enthusiasm and devotion of most her lifetime. She took her responsibilities very seriously and was reliable and concerned for the well being of the Fine Arts,serving on councils and committees and ever ready to advise or help when called upon. She moved through life with a natural dignity, and lent a touch of colour to a sombre world”.

Kitty Wilmer O'Brien's work was included in 'Irish Women Artists: 1870-1970' exhibition (2014). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Kitty Wilmer O'Brien Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Kitty Wilmer O'Brien RHA (1910 - 1982) Leenane Village, Co. Galway Oil on board, 36 x 73cm (14.2 ...

Hammer Price €5,700.00

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KITTY WILMER O'BRIEN RHA (1910-1982) Lower Baggot Street Oil on board, 71 x 39cms (28 x 15.5'') S...

Hammer Price €3,600.00

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Kitty Wilmer O'Brien RHA (1910 - 1982) Murrisk Abbey, Co. Mayo Oil on board 37 x 74cm (14.5 x 29'...

Hammer Price €2,600.00

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Kitty Wilmer O'Brien (1910-1982) Sunday, Baggot Street Oil on board, 59.5 x 44.5cm (23.3 x 17.3cm...

Hammer Price €1,800.00

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Kitty Wilmer O'Brien RHA (1910-1982) Landscape with Figure Gouache, 31 x 38cm (21.25 x 15'') Signed

Hammer Price €1,600.00

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