(1907 - 1987)
Stella Steyn was active/lived in United Kingdom, Ireland. Stella Steyn is known for painting.
Biography Stella Steyn
Of Russian and German extraction, Stella Steyn was born in Dublin and educated at Alexandra College and the Metropolitan School of Art. She was an outstanding art student and her tutors recognized her as "a pupil of genius" (Belfast Observer, 15 June 1930).
She was selected for numerous group exhibitions including the RHA and the 1929 Contemporary Irish Art exhibition in New York. In 1926, in the company of her mother and fellow artist Hilda Roberts, she went to Paris to study at the Académie Scandinave and at La Grande Chaumière. In Paris she met James Joyce, who later asked her to provide illustrations for Finnegan's Wake, and was briefly courted by Samuel Beckett.
In 1931 she enrolled at the Bauhaus in Germany, then the mo
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