(fl.1880 - 1911)
Gregor Grey was active/lived in Ireland. Gregor Grey is known for rural figure, genre, and animal painting.
Gregor Grey was the son of Charles Grey RHA (c.1808-1892) and brother
of the painters Alfred Grey RHA (1845-1926), Edwin Landseer Grey
and James Grey and the engraver Charles Malcolm Grey.
Gregor Grey exhibited
every year at the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1877-1911, averaging three to four exhibits
a year - the most that a non-RHA member could possibly hope to have
accepted. He also showed twice at the Oireachtas Art Exhibitions (Irish Parliament)
of 1906 and 1907.
His works tended to be on a rustic theme and featured
quaint, anecdotal titles.
Grey earned - albeit unwittingly - some
modicum of posterity when James Joyce included in his novel, Ulysses, a character
called Gregor Grey who was the designer of Gallaher's map and whose
career was given "a leg up" by illustrating an advertisement.