Sean O'Sullivan RHA Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers

Sean O'Sullivan RHA

Sean O'Sullivan RHA

Seán O’Sullivan (1906-1964) was a Dublin born painter known primarily for his portraits which featured prominent figures such as Éamon de Valera, Douglas Hyde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce. 
He attended the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art before gaining a scholarship to train in lithography at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London under Archibold Standish Hartrick, finally travelling to Paris to study painting at the Académie Colarossi and the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere.
The artist was well-connected within the Dublin social scene at the time and was friendly with many of Ireland’s reputable members of the artistic community, including Maurice MacGonigal, Harry Kernoff and Patrick Kavanagh. O’Sullivan’s other endeavours included designing postage stamps, teaching at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and book designing and printmaking, along with painting murals and several landscapes.
He exhibited regularly with the Royal Hibernian Academy and was elected a member in 1931.

Sean O'Sullivan RHA - Auction results

There have been 13 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 106 by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 106 Sale Date: 03 October 2012
    Result: £6,000
  • Lot 223 by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 223 Sale Date: 08 October 2008
    Result: £2,000
  • Lot 39 by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 39 Sale Date: 28 January 2009
    Result: £1,400
  • Lot 120 by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 120 Sale Date: 28 January 2009
    Result: £600
  • Lot 117 by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 117 Sale Date: 03 October 2012
    Result: £500
  • LUTTRELLSTOWN GARDENS by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    LUTTRELLSTOWN GARDENS Sale Date: 09 September 2015 Medium: Oil on Board Size: H 12" x W 16"
    Result: £470
  • Lot 145 by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 145 Sale Date: 05 December 2012
    Result: £350
  • Lot 277 by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 277 Sale Date: 05 December 2012
    Result: £300
  • MARBLE HILL, DONEGAL by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    MARBLE HILL, DONEGAL Sale Date: 07 October 2015 Medium: Oil on Board Size: H 13" x W 17"
    Result: £300
  • HEAD STUDY by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    HEAD STUDY Sale Date: 06 February 2013 Medium: Pastel on Paper Size: H 15" x W 12"
    Result: £220
  • PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Sean O'Sullivan RHA at Ross's Auctions
    PORTRAIT OF A LADY Sale Date: 07 October 2015 Medium: Black & White Lithograph Size: H 13" x W 10"
    Result: £100