Phoebe Donovan RUA

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Phoebe Donovan RUA

Phoebe Donovan (1902-1998) was a flower, landscape and portrait painter born in Wexford who was privately educated and then attended a French school in Wexford. Phoebe first began painting with a local art group and then in Rome, followed by London.

Donovan began an official education in the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art in 1927 and also attended the Royal Hibernian Academy Schools, exhibiting for the first time in 1931 in the RHA.

In 1957, the Dublin Magazine commented on his work, “Her brushwork is more rough and vigorous; her flowers, one feels, are things that have grown, and some real air plays around them”. 

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