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Orpen, Sir William

Ian Chilvers

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Fifth edition


Published online May 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191782763

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(b Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 27 Nov. 1878; d London, 29 Sept. 1931).

British painter, chiefly famous as one of the leading fashionable portraitists of his day. Orpen was a child prodigy and had a brilliant student career at the ...

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Subjects: Art

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