William Gerard Barry

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William Gerard Barry (1864 in Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill – 9 September 1941) was an Irish painter.


An old woman and children in a cottage interior by William Gerard Barry 1887

The son of a magistrate, Barry was born in Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill, County Cork. He enrolled in Cork's Crawford School of Art and studied there under Henry Jones Thaddeus from 1881 to 1883. Thaddeus advised Barry to travel to Paris where he continued his training at Académie Julian under Le Febre, Boulanger and Carolus Duran. His initial success came in 1887 when he received a £30 Taylor prize after sending a painting to the Royal Dublin Society from Étaples. He traveled extensively, including visits to the United States and Canada.[1] Barry was living in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, in southwest France during the German occupation of World War II. He died when a bomb went off near his home on 9 September 1941.[2]


  1. ^ "Milmo-Penny Fine Art". December 2001. Retrieved 4 December 2006.
  2. ^ Snoddy, Theo. Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century, 2nd Edition. Merlin Publishing, Dublin, Ireland, 2002. Pg.27-28. Retrieved 2 April 2008.

External links

  • Barry's Time Flies painting and Bio
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