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Gladys Hynes (1888-1958)   BIOGRAPHY

Noah's Artk, circa 1918
Framed (ref: 1112)


Gladys Hynes (1888-1958)

Painter and sculptor, born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. She moved to London at the age of three, and later studied at the London School of Art under Frank Brangwyn. Between 1906-07 her family moved to Penzance, where she studied at the Stanhope Forbes School of Painting at Newlyn. She left Cornwall in 1919 and spent the rest of her life in Hampstead, London. Her work was influenced by Italian Renaissance art in her figurative painting and by Jacob Epstein in the Mother and Child that she executed for St. Dominic's Priory, Southampton Row. Hynes showed at the RALGRoyal Institute of Painters in Water ColoursISSPG and Paris Salon and her work can be seen at the St. Hilary Church in Cornwall where with other Newlyn Artists, she painted the choir stalls. The RAF Museum, Hendon hold an oil painting by Hynes whose work was exhibited in a group exhibition of 1972 at Hartnoll & Eyre Ltd.  Hynes was painted by many of her contemporaries including Harold Knight and Cedric Morris.  She was a involved throughout her life as a militant  in the struggle for Irish independence, and a campaigner for Womens rights.

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