May (Mary Catherine) Guinness
(1863 - 1955)
May (Mary Catherine) Guinness was active/lived in Ireland, France. May Guinness is known for landscape and genre painting.
Biography May (Mary Catherine) Guinness
May Guinness (Landscape Artist, Genre-Painter) (1863-1955)
Born in Dublin, the daughter of a solicitor, the details of her early art training are unknown, but by 1892 Mary Guinness was already exhibiting with the Water Colour Society of Ireland, to whom she contributed no less than 129 paintings. In 1894, along with Mildred Butler, she went to the Newlyn School or colony in Cornwall to study under the renowned Impressionist landscape artist Norman Garstin.
From 1897 to 1911, she showed at the Royal Hibernian Academy - somewhat melancholy landscapes in the style of the French Romantic Jean-Bapiste Camille Corot - and in 1902-3 she spent time painting in Florence.
In 1910, she travelled to Brittany in France where
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