GLEW, EDWARD LEES

(b. 1817, d. 1870)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Dublin on 3rd March, 1817, son of Thomas Faulkner Glew, solicitor, and his wife, Susanne Purcell. He was educated in Trinity College, but left without taking a degree and became a portrait painter. In 1849 he sent to the Royal Hibernian Academy, from 4 South Anne Street, six portraits, including: "The Leaders of the Irish Confederation in Council." He afterwards went to England, and settled in Walsall. He published a "History of Walsall" in 1852, and also started a newspaper in Birmingham; and subsequently went to America, where he practised as a painter in New York, Philadelphia and Trenton. He died in Newark, New Jersey, on 9th October, 1870.

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