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List of the most popular artists from Republic of Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Republic of Irish artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Republic of Irish artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Artists on this list include Cyril Helnwein and Jonathan Fisher.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Republic of Ireland?" and "Who are the most well-known Republic of Irish artists?"

For further information on these historic Republic of Irish artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Republic of Irish artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
Bono is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
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Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2. Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, frequently using religious, social, and political themes. During U2's early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to their rebellious and spiritual tone. As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members. Outside the band, he has ...more

Artworks: Boy

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

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Francis Browne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
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Rev. Francis Mary Hegarty Browne, SJ, MC with Bar, Croix de Guerre was a distinguished Irish Jesuit and a prolific photographer. His best known photographs are those of the RMS Titanic and its passengers and crew taken shortly before its sinking in 1912. ...more

Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom

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Paul Kane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
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Paul Kane was an Irish-born Canadian painter, famous for his paintings of First Nations peoples in the Canadian West and other Native Americans in the Oregon Country. A largely self-educated artist, Paul Kane grew up in Toronto and trained himself by copying European masters on a study trip through Europe. He undertook two voyages through the wild Canadian northwest in 1845 and from 1846 to 1848. The first trip took him from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie and back. Having secured the support of the Hudson's Bay Company, he set out on a second, much longer voyage from Toronto across the Rocky Mountains to Fort Vancouver and Fort Victoria in the Columbia District, as the Canadians called the ...more

Artworks: Scene in the Northwest: Portrait of John Henry Lefroy

Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Mallow^! County Cork

Nationality: Canada, Republic of Ireland

Art Forms: Painting

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Gottfried Helnwein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
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Gottfried Helnwein is an Austrian born Austrian-Irish fine artist, painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. Helnwein studied at the University of Visual Art in Vienna. He was awarded the Master-class prize of the University of Visual Art, Vienna, the Kardinal-König prize and the Theodor-Körner prize. He has worked as a painter, draftsman, photographer, muralist, sculptor, installation and performance artist, using a wide variety of techniques and media. His early work consists mainly of hyper-realistic watercolors, depicting wounded and mistreated children, as well as performances – often with children – in public spaces. The human condition as his subject matter has ...more

Artworks: Beautiful Victim, Mouse I, Head of a Child, The Golden Age of Grotesque, Epiphany I (Adoration of the Magi), + more

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Republic of Ireland, Austria

Art Forms: Photography, Installation art, Painting

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