Jack Hanlon (1913-1968), Plants on a Windowsill
Jack Hanlon was was born in Dublin in 1913, attended Belevdere College and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1939. He combined his training as a priest, and subsequent work as a curate in the parish of Churchtown, Co Dublin, with art studies in Belgium, Spain and France. He was a founder member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, along with artists including Mainie Jellett and Louis le Brocquy. This was established as a more forward-looking artists' forum than the established Royal Hibernian Academy. Mainly working in watercolour, Hanlon had at times a somewhat cubist style, but also an easily identified light, bright, nonchalant paired down style.
This painting depicts an interior windsill, filled with plants in bloom, with a traditional Irish farmyard glimpsed beyond, complete with corrugated red-roffed sheds. It's a glorious depiction of spring in rural Ireland from another era.
Watercolour. Image size 38cm x56cm. Framed size 54cm x 54cm.Artworks are on display in our Clare Street shop. If purchased online, worldwide shipping can be arranged.