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Orpen, Sir William (1878–1931)

Ian Chilvers and John Glaves-Smith

in A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Third edition


Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191792229

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chiefly famous as one of the leading fashionable portraitists of his day. He was born at Blackrock, near Dublin. A child prodigy, he began studying at the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin, in ...

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Subjects: History of Art

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