b. Lurgan, Co. Armagh 1867 d. Bournemouth, England 1935
Works   |   Exhibitions featuring George Russell (Æ)
Born in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, George William Russell moved with his family to Dublin in 1878. He began to paint as a youth when on holidays in the North of Ireland. In 1885 Russell enrolled in evening classes at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and later at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), where he won the prize for best painting from a living model.

Among his friends at the Metropolitan were George Moore and W. B. Yeats, who encouraged him to write and to join the Theosophical Society. In 1905 he exhibited at the RHA and in 1907-1910 he was involved in four exhibitions at the Leinster Lecture Hall, one of them including no less than 63 of his works.

In 1922, he showed three works in the Irish Exhibition at Galleries Barbazanges, Paris. He gave lecture tours in the USA and received an honorary degree at Yale University in 1928.
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