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 William Newenham Montague Orpen  (1878 - 1931)

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Lived/Active: England/Ireland      Known for: portraits of prominent persons, war themed painting

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BIOGRAPHY for William Orpen
1878 (Stillorgan, Dublin County, Ireland)


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portraits of prominent persons, war themed painting

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Sir William Orpen (1878-1931)

One of the greatest painters in the history of Irish art, Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen, was a skillful and sympathetic Irish portraitist of the traditional school of academic art. During a lifetime devoted to portrait art, he painted about 600 portraits, including those of David Lloyd-George (British Prime Minister), Woodrow Wilson (US President) and Sir Douglas Haig (British commander in WWI).

Born in Stillorgan, County Dublin, the son of a sol (showing 500 of 3387 characters).

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