Artists in the Collection

Nano Reid

Born 1900, Drogheda, Ireland
Died 1981, Drogheda, Ireland

Nano Reid trained at the Metropolitan
School of Art in Dublin, where she
studied under Seán Keating and
Harry Clarke.Afterwards she travelled
to Paris, enrolling at the Grand
Chaumiere academy along with other
Irish artists such as Kathleen Fox.

Reid then attended the Central
School in London, studying under
Bernard Meninsky. Her first solo
exhibition was held at the Dublin Painters Gallery in 1934.

After returning to Ireland, Reid spent the rest of her life in Drogheda, concentrating on painting aspects of local life and landscapes. However, her paintings are in no way bound by a sense of locality, but are accomplished essays in painterly abstraction. In 1950, along with Norah McGuinness, Reid represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale.