Mary Swanzy

Mary Swanzy HRHA (1882-1978)
Dublin born, Mary Swanzy received art tuition from May Manning and occasionally from Jack B. Yeats. She first exhibited at the RHA in 1905 and continued regularly showing there until shortly before her death. A strong advocate of modern art, Swanzy studied in Paris and was highly influenced by impressionism. In 1949 she was elected an honorary member of the RHA. She moved to London shortly afterwards, and her work was not seen in Dublin again until 1968 when a retrospective of her work was held at the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art. Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Ireland and the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern art, among many others.