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William Crampton

William Crampton Gore RHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: William Crampton Gore RHA

Lived: 1871 - 1946

Categories: Landscape, Portraiture, Still Life

Artist Biography

A landscape, interior, portrait and still life painter who was originally born in Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh. Initially Gore studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin but abandoned his studies in 1901 for painting. He studied at the Slade school in London under the guidance of Henry Tonks and then was in Paris. He travelled extensively in India, New York, and Italy before returning to the Slade where he met William Orpen. Orpen depicted him in his painting “A Mere Fracture” and later Gore shared a studio with Augustus John. He first exhibited at the RHA in 1905 and showed over one hundred works until 1939. 

His subject matter looks to scenes of Achill Island, Donegal, and French scenes. His landscapes were described as being crisp and breezy. His interior scenes were described as being “definitely instructive” (The Studio Jan 1919). The Dublin Magazine (Oct - Dec 1946) described him as “a delightful urbane painter, with a rich sense of colour somewhat reminiscent of Pissarro, and at times of Osborne, especially in his interiors. There is a rightness and absence of strain in his composition”. He remained most of his life in France after his marriage in 1923, but continued to paint themes of Irish scenes.

Crampton Gore featured in "The French Connection" (2010) exhibition. Please click here to view the catalogue.


Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 11

William Crampton Gore RHA (1871-1946) View from the Dublin M...

Estimate Price €800.00 - €1,200.00

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William Crampton Gore Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

William Crampton Gore, RHA (1877 - 1946) The artist's daughter playing the piano (1929-1930) Oil ...

Hammer Price €16,000.00

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William Crampton Gore RHA (1871-1946) The Circus Vans, Montreuil Oil on board, 25.5 x 34cm (10 x ...

Hammer Price €5,000.00

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William Crampton Gore RHA (1871-1946) Achill Island, Looking Toward Blacksod Bay Oil on canvas, 4...

Hammer Price €4,000.00

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William Crampton Gore (1871-1946) Achill, Dull Morning Oil on board, 25.5 x 33.5cm (10 x 14'') Si...

Hammer Price €1,900.00

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William Crampton Gore RHA (1877-1946) Wall flowers Oil on panel, 38 x 32cm (15 x 12.5'') Signed a...

Hammer Price €1,400.00

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