Fine Arts: A hardy annual makes a long overdue return

After temporarly migrating online in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club’s latest exhibition will open tomorrow at Windmill Lane

12th September, 2021
Fine Arts: A hardy annual makes a long overdue return
Nathanial Hone and Percy French would identify with Edward Feeney’s lyrical waterscape, Honfleur, France (€950)

In 1874, a group of artists got together to establish the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club. Since then, their annual exhibitions have been hugely popular events on the Irish fine art calendar. WB Yeats wrote in his autobiography that his visit there “made me happy for days”.

A list of past members amounts to a roll-call of some of Ireland’s best loved artists: Bram Stoker (a founder member), Nathaniel Hone, John Butler Yeats, Walter...

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