Artists Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland

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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
Boy 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 ...more

Francis Browne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
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 ...more

Paul Kane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Scene in the Northwest: Portrait of John Henry Lefroy 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 ...more

Gottfried Helnwein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Beautiful Victim, Mouse I, Head of a Child 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 ...more

Patrick Swift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Patrick Swift Algarve Olive Tree, Algarve Harvester 'Blind Luis, Claire McAlister with blue thistles Patrick Swift was an Irish painter who worked in Dublin, London and Algarve in southern Portugal.

Harry Clarke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
The shepherdess-She walks-the lady of my delight-a shepherdess of sheep, Chambelina, La Belle Dame Sans Merci Harry Clarke was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement.

Jack Butler Yeats is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
End of the Season, Men of Destiny John "Jack" Butler Yeats was an Irish artist and Olympic medalist. W. B. Yeats was his brother. His early style was that of an illustrator; he only began to work regularly in oils in ...more

Bob Carlos Clarke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Bob Carlos Clarke was a prolific photographer, described as "Britain’s answer to Helmut Newton". In his short life he had a strong impact upon and influenced the development of ...more

Louis le Brocquy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
A Family Louis le Brocquy was an Irish painter born in Dublin. His work received many accolades in a career that spanned some seventy years of creative practice. In 1956, he represented Ireland at the ...more

Kealan Patrick Burke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Kealan Patrick Burke is an author. Some of his works include the novels Kin, Currency of Souls, Master of the Moors, and The Hides, the novellas The Turtle Boy and Vessels, and the collections ...more

Nano Reid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Nano Reid Old Town Walls, Spell of the wood, Bathing in the Dodder Nano Reid was an Irish painter.

Thomas Hovenden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Thomas Hovenden Thomas Hovenden, was an Irish-American artist and teacher. He painted realistic quiet family scenes, narrative subjects and often depicted African Americans.

James Arthur O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
James Arthur O'Connor The Devil's Glen, County Wicklow, The Field of Waterloo James Arthur O'Connor was an Irish painter.

Rowan Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Rowan Gillespie Ripples of Ulysses, G M Hopkins, Migrants Rowan Fergus Meredith Gillespie is an Irish bronze casting sculptor of international renown. Born in Dublin to Irish parents, Gillespie spent his formative years in Cyprus His singular and often ...more

Dermot Power is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Dermot Power Dermot Power, originally from County Waterford, Ireland, is a movie concept artist who started his career as a comic book artist working for British anthology comic 2000 AD.

Jonathan Fisher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Jonathan Fisher Jonathan Fisher was an Irish painter. Fisher was born in Dublin. He is first recorded in 1763 when he was awarded a premium by the Dublin Society for a landscape. He is best known for his fine ...more

Susanna Drury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Susanna Drury Susanna Drury, later Susanna Warter was an Irish painter. Though little is known of her life or work, she was very influential in the development of Irish landscape painting. She is chiefly ...more

Cyril Helnwein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Republic of Ireland
Cyril Helnwein Cyril Helnwein is a photographer.