Sir John Lavery

Sir John Lavery

Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death 10 Jan 1941 (aged 84)
Kilmaganny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Burial Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
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Memorial ID 6532418 · View Source
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Artist. He was born in Belfast, the son of a publican. John was orphaned at an early age and moved to Glasgow, where he became apprenticed to a photographer. It was here that he began to be interested in painting, as a result of retouching the negatives and adding tinted colour to the prints. Later, he studied art in London and Paris, and became a noted portraitist, especially of women. He painted landscapes as well ; and, in the First World War, was an official artist for the Royal Navy. He became an A.R.A in 1911, an R.A.. in 1921, and was knighted in 1921. His first wife was Kathleen MacDowell, whom he married in 1890, but she died the following year; his second wife was Hazel Martyn.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir John Lavery (20 Mar 1856–10 Jan 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6532418, citing Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .