“Despite being one of the most successful society portrait painters of his day, Ambrose McEvoy has until recently been overlooked. Born in 1877, McEvoy painted a plethora of important sitters throughout his career including Sir Winston Churchill and Lady Diana Cooper.
McEvoy demonstrated exceptional artistic abilities from a young age. Encouraged by his father, Captain Charles Ambrose McEvoy, and inspired by his father’s great friend, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, McEvoy enrolled at the Slade School of Fine Art at the age of sixteen. He studied at the Slade between 1893 and 1898, and became friends with contemporary Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961).”Philip Mould and Company, Artist in Focus
Philip Mould and Company, Ambrose McEvoy: Artist in Focus
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