Irish Artist Directory

Pauline Bewick (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Pauline Bewick

Lived: 1935 -

Categories: Illustration, Watercolours, Tapestries

Artist Biography

Pauline Bewick had an unusual upbringing, being born in Newcastle, England, and raised mainly in Co. Kerry yet moving around Ireland frequently. Mainly self taught, although she did attend the National College of Art and Design in 1950, her creativity found an outlet early in life as her earliest sketches survive from when she was aged two and a half.

She had her first exhibition in 1957 in the Clog Gallery, Dublin after which she moved to London. There, BBC Television commissioned Pauline to illustrate and write a series of ten minute programs called “Little Jimmy”. The income from this allowed her to spend time travelling Greece and around the Mediterranean.

She had an exhibition of some 1500 works entitled ‘Two to Fifty’, held at the Guinness Storehouse in 1986. On turning 70, Pauline donated 500 pieces of her life’s work to the Irish Nation including tapestries, wall hangings, watercolours and sketches. The Seven Ages Collection represents each decade and facet of a woman’s life, and are on display in Waterford and Kerry.

A member of both Aosdána and the RHA, she has exhibited at the Taylor Galleries in Dublin, Frank Lewis Gallery in Killarney and Catto Gallery in London.

Pauline Bewick Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Pauline Bewick (b.1935) The Irish Salmon Acrylic on paper on board, 139 x 100cm Signed, inscribed...

Hammer Price €12,000.00

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Pauline Bewick (b.1935) The Irish Swan Acrylic on paper on board, 139 x 100cm Signed, inscribed '...

Hammer Price €9,000.00

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Pauline Bewick (b.1935) The Irish Hare Acrylic on paper on board, 139 x 100cm Signed, inscribed a...

Hammer Price €7,500.00

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Pauline Bewick RHA (b.1935) Figures and Flowers Watercolour, 75 x 55.5cm (29.5 x 22'') Signed and...

Hammer Price €6,700.00

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Pauline Bewick (b.1935) The Irish Elk Acrylic on paper on board, 139 x 100cm Signed, inscribed 'T...

Hammer Price €5,700.00

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