The biography of Rose Maynard Barton (1856 - 1929)

One of Ireland's best-loved watercolour painters, a contemporary of Mildred Anne Butler and Percy French (q.v.) and cousin of the author/artist Edith Somerville, Rose Barton was born in Rochestown, Co. Tipperary. She received drawing tuition whilst visiting Brussels in 1875 and by the early 1880s had embarked on a career as a professional artist. She exhibited with the RA, the RHA, the Society of Women Artists and the RWS, of which she was made a full member in 1911. Her work was also used to illustrate books, including Francis Gerard's Picturesque Dublin Old and New (London, 1898). She is represented in the NGI, the Ulster Museum in Belfast, and the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Art, Dublin.