CASEY, WILLIAM LINNAEUS

(b. 1835, d. 1870)

Water-Colour Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Cork in 1835, and studied in the School of Design there. In 1854 he was appointed second master in the Limerick School of Art. Later he went to London, where he obtained the Art Master's certificate at the National Art Training School in 1858. He remained in London, where he found employment as a teacher, and was for some time master of the St. Martin's Lane Academy. He gave instruction in drawing to the royal children. Casey painted portraits and subjects in water-colour in a pleasing manner, but attempted no important work. Three of his water-colour drawings are in the Victoria and Albert Museum. He died at his residence, 124 Buckingham Palace Road, on 30th September, 1870, aged 34.

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