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Campbell; Laurence (1911-1964); artist

  • Person
  • 1911-1964

Laurence Campbell was the younger brother of the painter Christopher Campbell. While still attending classes, Laurence, a reserved person, began stone carving with a firm of commercial sculptors. He also studied at the Metropolitan School of Art, winning the Taylor Scholarship in 1935 and the Henry Higgins travelling Scholarship in 1936. This enabled him to travel to Stockholm in 1937 where he worked under Nils Sjogren (1894- 1952) and returned to Ireland two years later as a more confident man.

He won the Higgins Scholarship again in 1939 and he went to study at the Academie Ranson in Paris between 1930-1955.

Laurence Campbell showed more than one hundred works at the RHA being appointed ARHA in 1938 and gaining full membership a year later. His sculptures are in all the prominent public galleries in Ireland as well as Aras an Uachtarain, Leinster Lawn, the Phoneix Park etc.

Hone; Evie (1894-1955); painter and stained glass artist

  • Person
  • 1894-1955

Evie Hone was born in Dublin into an established Anglo-Irish family which had previously included distinguished Irish artists; she was a descendant of Joseph Hone, a brother of Nathaniel Hone. At the age of eleven she became partially lame from infantile paralysis. A visit to Assisi in 1911 made a profound impression on her. In 1918, she attended classes at Westminster under Walter Sickert (1860-1942), after which she went to Bernard Meninsky, who in 1920, advised her to study in Paris. In 1921, together with her friend Mainie Jellett (1897-1944), they worked first under André Lhote and later in 1921 they persuaded the cubist painter Albert Gleizes, to take them on as pupils, where they worked until 1931. In 1924 with Mainie Jellett, Hone exhibited at the Dublin Painters Gallery.

In 1933 she began to work in stained glass, joining An Tur Gloine and getting her first commission for Ardcarne near Boyle in 1934. She worked with An Tur Gloine until it closed in 1944. Hone’s early paintings, of the period when she was exploring Cubism, are often difficult to distinguish from those of Mainie Jellett, but she had a more committed sense of colour.
In 1943, she was a founder member of the Irish exhibition of Living Art. Her work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Hugh Lane Gallery, Ulster Museum and Crawford Gallery. A memorial exhibition was held in Dublin in 1958.

Evie Hone produced some seventy-four windows in the twenty-two years during which she worked in stained glass. Her reputation may rest largely on the expressive intensity of her stained glass output, but she was an artist who closely involved herself in the Irish art scene in a number of ways.