Richard Ossory Dunlop
Biography of Richard Ossory Dunlop (1894-1973)
Ronald Ossory Dunlop RA (1894 – 1973) was an Irish author and painter in oil of landscapes, seascapes, figure studies, portraits and still life.
Dunlop was born in Dublin, Ireland. His mother painted in watercolour. He studied at Manchester School of Art, at Wimbledon College of Art and in Paris, having spent some time working in an advertising agency. He became a prolific exhibitor, venues including the Royal Academy, the New English Art Club, Leicester and Redfern Galleries, the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. In 1916 he was granted exemption from military service as a conscientious objector, and worked on the land in the General Service section of the Friends' Ambulance Unit.
His first solo show (1928) was at the Redfern Gallery in Cork Street, London. In 1923 he had founded the Emotionist Group of writers and artists, and his own work is characterised by a painterly exuberance. He joined The London Group of artists in 1931.
He achieved fame in his lifetime, having been elected a full member of the Royal Academy in 1950, and his work is instantly recognisable.
He generally signed his work "Dunlop" and his correspondence "R O Dunlop", and as a result his given names were not widely known.
Dunlop's paintings can be seen at the Crawford Gallery in Cork, at the Tate Gallery in London, at the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Works by Richard Ossory Dunlop
On The Arun