(1834 - 1869)
Edward Sheil was active/lived in United Kingdom. Edward Sheil is known for Genre painting.
Biography Edward Sheil
Edward Shiel was born in Coleraine, Co. Derry around 1834. He later moved to Cork and became a student at the School of Art there; later becoming second Master in 1857 and then was appointed headmaster in 1859. However, although very successful, his term was brief as he suffered from delicate health. Sheil was elected ARHA in 1861 and became a full member in 1864.
A resident of Cork, Shiel maintained a studio in Queenstown (now Cobh) from 1865 - 1868. He died aged only thirty-five at the house of his friend, the writer and patriot Denny Lane, leaving behind a wife and two children. He was well thought of as a genre artist and his brother who worked at the Cork Examiner wrote favorably of his work.
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