b. Dunboyne, Co. Meath 1878 d. 1964
Works   |   Exhibitions featuring Letitia M. Hamilton RHA
Letitia Hamilton studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, under Sir William Orpen, and in Belgium, under Frank Brangwyn, as well as the Slade Scholl of Fine Art in London. She was founder member of Dublin Painters group in 1920, exhibiting regularly at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) from 1909, also London, Scotland and Paris. She is known best for her depiction of hunting and Irish and European landscapes. She was elected to the RHA in 1944. She was one of a number of women artiswts in the 20th Century who were well-educated, had received the best art education available and who had sufficient private means to travel and to paint subjects tehy enjoyed without the need to engage in other economic activities to make a living. Of this group, Letitia and her older sister, Eva Hamilton, along with May Guinness, Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett never married, choosing instead to concentrate on their art. Two years younger than her sister and a cousin of Rose Barton (Coll. National Gallery of Ireland, Ulster Museum etc).

Additional Source: Irish Art from Nathaniel Hone to Nano Reid: The Drogheda Muncipal Art Collection in Context, exhibition catalogue by Dr Denise Ferran.
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