Kathleen Bridle RUA Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers

Kathleen Bridle RUA

Kathleen Bridle RUA

Kathleen Bridle was a landscape painter born in Kent but brought up in Ireland. According to Kathleen, she never went to school for any length of time because all she wanted to do was draw. So, in 1915 she went to the Metropolitan School of Art where she won two silver medals. The Royal Dublin Society awarded her with the Taylor Scholarship in her final year.

 

Having already exhibited in a number of places, in 1950, Kathleen put on a solo show in the Belfast museum and Art Gallery where she showed 28 watercolours and four oil paintings. She was described as having ‘very special qualities: economy of means, directness, and spontaneity.’ Among other exhibitions in Belfast, in 1973, she held a solo exhibition at the Queen’s University Staff Common room and then Bridle went on to teach T.P Flanagan and William Scott. Scott said, ‘her teaching influences on me was profound…we learn from her work a new way of looking, the familiar is transformed and she invites us to share a new vision.’. After all of her achievements, she continued to paint until she died. 

Kathleen Bridle RUA - Auction results

There have been 15 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 23 by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 23 Sale Date: 05 December 2007
    Result: £11,800
  • Lot 226 by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 226 Sale Date: 02 October 2007
    Result: £900
  • Lot 115 by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 115 Sale Date: 18 February 2009
    Result: £750
  • Lot 198 by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 198 Sale Date: 05 March 2008
    Result: £450
  • Lot 155 by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 155 Sale Date: 07 March 2012
    Result: £420
  • Lot 357 by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 357 Sale Date: 02 October 2007
    Result: £380
  • Lot 276 by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 276 Sale Date: 05 December 2007
    Result: £380
  • Lot 215 by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 215 Sale Date: 03 June 2009
    Result: £350
  • Lot 216 by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 216 Sale Date: 07 March 2012
    Result: £290
  • SEASCAPE by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    SEASCAPE Sale Date: 23 June 2016 Medium: Watercolour Drawing Size: H 12" x W 18"
    Result: £260
  • ENNISKILLEN CASTLE by Kathleen Bridle RUA at Ross's Auctions
    ENNISKILLEN CASTLE Sale Date: 09 September 2015 Medium: Watercolour Drawing Size: H 13" x W 20"
    Result: £220