Artists in the Collection

Mary Duncan

Born 1885, England
Died 1964,

Born in England, Mary Duncan studied at the Bromley School of Art, The Slade and in Paris. In 1907 she began exhibiting with the RSA, giving an address in Glasgow, and three years later had arrived in Dublin, taking studios firstly in North Great George’s Street, then in Brunswick Street (now Pearse Street). In Dublin she renewed her friendship with Estella Solomons, whom she had known at the Slade; a portrait of Solomons by Duncan is in Trinity College. She remained in Dublin for over a decade, before moving to London and later Cornwall. During the 1920s she showed regularly at the RHA, the RSA and the RA. She also had a show at the Arlington Gallery in London, alongside Estella Solomons and Louise Jacobs. Duncan’s work is in the collections of the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin and the National Portrait Gallery in London among others.