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William Orpen

Full name: William Newenham Montague Orpen
Gender: Male
Born: November 27, 1878 in Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 29, 1931 in South Kensington, Greater London, Great Britain
Title: Sir
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Sir William Orpen was an Irish-born Britsh painter, who attended the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin, and the Slade School of Art in London. He was financially one of the most successful, and eventually one of the most honored portrait painters working in Britain in the 20th century. He painted more than 600 portraits mainly of well-known British High Society personalities. His portrait style was indebted to Édouard Manet (1832-1883) and Diego Velázquez (1599-1660). During World War I, Orpen was the most prolific of the official artists sent by Britain to the Western Front. His brother Richard Francis Caulfield Orpen was a well known architect and watercolor artist, and was a governor and guardian of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC hors concours
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Great Britain GBR AC hors concours

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Poule de neige morte
1928 Summer 49 Amsterdam Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC hors concours Sergeant Murphy and things
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