Hector McDonnell is active/lives in New York / England, Ireland. Hector McDonnell is known for realist city view painting, watercolors, etching, drawing.
Biography Hector McDonnell
Hector McDonnell (b.1947)
The Irish contemporary realist painter, watercolourist, etcher* and draughtsman* Hector McDonnell was born and brought up in County Antrim, the youngest son of the unusual Earl and Countess of Antrim. His mother was a dedicated sculptress and cartoonist. In 1964, Hector McDonnell traveled to Munich and then Vienna to study drawing, painting and sculpture, studying for a spell under Hans Wotruba, the famous Viennese Secessionist* sculptor. McDonnell then studied history at Oxford University, studying life figure drawing on the side.
After graduating McDonnell decided to become a full time artist. He married, set up in a small studio in South London and started painting.
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