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John Lavery

   •   Portrait painting   •   Wikipedia: John Lavery
98 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #3398
John Lavery was an Irish painter who was internationally recognized in his day. Lavery's childhood and the path to art was very tragic. He was born in Belfast, where his family initially planned to open an inn. But the business was unsuccessful. When Lavery was 3 years old, his father decided to take a ship to America in the hope that his family could live a better life. However, he never arrived in New York because the ship capsized. Shortly afterwards, Lavery's mother died, so the three children became orphans. The siblings were separated and John stayed with an uncle in rural Northern Ireland. However, for unknown reasons, John was sent to Scotland at the age of 10 to be his aunt's wealthy cousin. From there he ran away at 15 and lived on the street in Glasgow for a while before he was finally sent back to Moira. He lived there for another 2 years. During this time he became interested in painting and began to learn to copy copperplate engravings.

When Lavery returned to Glasgow, he got an apprenticeship as a photographer retouching at the Glasgow Herald. The good pay at that time enabled him to enroll in one of the best art academies in Glasgow. That was the beginning of his artistic education, which would later take him to Paris and London, among others. Lavery studied in Glasgow under Joseph Crawhall II. His breakthrough as an artist came in 1888 when he was commissioned to capture Queen Victoria's state visit. From then on he was a sought-after portrait and society painter. He soon moved to London, where he became friends with James Abbott McNeill Whistler . Whistler had great influence on Lavery's works.

Lavery was married twice. His first wife Kathleen MacDermott died of tuberculosis after 2 years of marriage. The couple had a daughter together. About 8 years later, Lavery remarried. His second wife Hazel Lavery, born Martyn, came from a wealthy Irish-American family. She brought her daughter Alice, from a previous relationship, into the marriage. The beautiful Hazel modeled her husband on over 400 paintings. Even when Lavery was commissioned by the Irish government to design a motif for a banknote, Hazel modeled him. The Lavery couple moved in the highest circles in London and received many celebrities from politics and art. In 1918, Lavery was knighted and later admitted to the Royal Academy. He was the only one to be made an honorary citizen of both Dublin and Belfast. During the Second World War, Lavery, who was now widowed, took refuge with his stepdaughter and her husband in Northern Ireland. He continued to adhere to art there and was already planning his next painting on the day of his death. © Meisterdrucke


 
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Portrait of Dinkie Chisman, 1927
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Portrait of Dinkie Chisman, 1927
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'A Fair Spaniard', portrait of M...
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Portrait of Dinkie Chisman, 1927
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Portrait of Dinkie Chisman, 1927
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The People's Pool, Palm Beach, 1...
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There's a Good Dog; Beg!
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There's a Good Dog; Beg!
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Scene at a Clyde Shipyard, (Mess...
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Scene at a Clyde Shipyard, (Mess...
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El Embiste, 1892
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El Embiste, 1892
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