(1867 - 1935)
George Russell was active/lived in Ireland. George Russell is known for landscape, portrait and mural painting.
Biography George Russell
The Irish landscape artist, portraitist and mural painter George Russell, known by his pseudonym AE, was born in County Armagh in 1867. As well as a painter, Russell was a poet, playwright, journalist, editor, critic, mystic and evangelist for the co-operative movement. Brought up in Dublin, he studied drawing and painting at evening classes in the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art*. After this he attended evening classes at the Royal Hibernian Academy*. A fellow student was WB Yeats. In 1888-9, Russell won the RHA prize for the best figure painting from the living model.
In 1890, AE Russell began work as an accounts clerk. In his spare time (encouraged by WB Yeats) he wrote poetry, studied theosophy and painted murals. I
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