William Grattan was active/lived in Ireland. William Grattan is known for painting.
Biography William Grattan
William Grattan was born circa 1792, the younger brother of George
Grattan. Strickland notes the "careful and laboured" nature of Grattan's
work, which earned the artist a medal at the RDS Drawing School for
four consecutive years, 1801-1804. He exhibited landscapes and figure
subjects at the Artists' Exhibitions in Dublin in 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812
and 1815. In 1818 he wrote and published a pamphlet, "Patronage
Analysed," addressed to the "Royal Irish Institution for the
Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Ireland." In this he concludes by
saying: "The painters of this country, owing to the great want of
patronage, are obliged to desert the higher walks of the profession for
whatever employment in the arts the fleeting tas
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