Artists in the Collection

Eva Henrietta Hamilton

Born 1876, Dunboyne, Ireland
Died 1960,

Born in county Meath, the sister of Letitia Hamilton (1878-1964), Eva trained at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and later at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. A portraitist of some talent, her subjects included a number of Dublin luminaries such as Sir Thomas Moffatt, Oliver Fry and Sir William Mahon. From her early twenties onwards she was a regular exhibitor with the Water Colour Society of Ireland, and in 1904, began contributing to the annual shows at the Royal Hibernian Academy, where she exhibited a total of 120 works over the next forty years. She also showed in combination with her sister Letitia Hamilton. She was represented in the Exhibition of Irish Art at Brussels in 1930. As well as portraits, she continued to spend time painting landscapes in County Clare, Cork, Kerry and Mayo. Along with Paul and Grace Henry, she was closely involved with the the Society of Dublin Painters, and also showed at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and the Fine Art Society in London. Examples of her works are in the OPW, Dublin; the Ulster Museum, Belfast; the National Self-Portrait Collection in Limerick; and the Kilkenny Art Gallery Society.