(1837 - 1907)
James Brenan was active/lived in Ireland, England. James Brenan is known for genre painting of Irish provincial life, teaching.
Biography James Brenan
James Brenan RHA (1837-1907)
A painter and recorder of Irish provincial life, James Brenan was one of the most influential figures in the history of Irish art of the 19th century. He is not to be confused with James Butler Brenan RHA, the Cork portrait painter.
Born in Dublin, James Brenan studied at the School of Art in Leinster House, the Royal Hibernian Academy School and the Royal Dublin Society school of drawing, before leaving for London where he studied painting under Owen Jones and Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt. After this, in 1857, he trained as an art teacher and taught at the Birmingham School of Art. He also took part-time teaching jobs in Liverpool, Taunton and Yarmouth.
In 1860, he was appoint
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