paul nietsche

Paul Nietsche (1885-1950)
Originally from the Ukraine, Nietsche first came to Ireland in 1926 on the invitation of Dr Michael O'Brien, a Gaelic scholar at Queen's University, whom he had met in Germany. Their friendship was such that Nietsche even held several small one-man exhibitions in O'Brien's Belfast home. Nietsche established himself mainly as a painter of still-life and landscapes, and was one of the most avant-garde painters in Belfast in the thirties and forties