FITZPATRICK, EDMOND, A.R.H.A.

(fl. 1848-1883)

Subject Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was a native of the County of Kilkenny. He studied in the School of the Royal Dublin Society, where he won a medal in 1843, and he appears to have spent a short time in London where he exhibited with the Society of British Artists in 1848. In 1850 he sent to the Royal Hibernian Academy, from Freshford, Kilkenny, a picture, "The Mountain Flower," followed the next year, when he was at 45 William Street, Dublin, by "The Irish Fortune-teller." He continued to exhibit subjects or Irish peasant life, and was elected an Associate of the Academy on 18th January, 1862. In that year he went to London and found employment on the London illustrated papers. He continued for a few years to send pictures to Dublin and was an exhibitor with the Society of British Artists down to 1870, in which year he returned to Kilkenny. Nothing further is known of him after this date; but in 1883, having ceased for many years to exhibit in Dublin, his name was, on the 25th April, removed from the list of Associates of the Academy. Woodcuts after his drawings appeared in the "Illustrated Dublin Journal" in 1862.

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