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Artist name Lily Williams ARHA
Gender Female
Nationality Irish
Birth year 1874
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Biography Died 1940.






A contemporary of Beatrice Elvery and Estella Solomons, Lily Williams was a Dublin-born portrait and figure painter of Unionist and Protestant stock. She was one of the Young Irish Artists who exhibited in Dublin in 1903 and regularly exhibited at the RHA. Among her best-known sitters was Arthur Griffith, founder of Sinn Féin. An oil portrait of him now hangs in Áras An Uachtaráin. Williams's design for the Irish Free State Cross of Cong stamp from 1922 was in use up to 1968, and Ireland's struggle featured in several forms in her oeuvre. Her work can be found in public collections including the Abbey Theatre, Liberty Hall, the Hugh Lane and UCD.
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Artworks by Lily Williams ARHA:

Portrait of Móirín Ní Shionnaigh
Miss De Chavasse – Aebhgréine ‘’Sunnyface’’