John Lavery

John Lavery
John Lavery was an Irish painter who spent a good deal of his career living and working in London. He is known primarily for his portraits and his paintings of what he observed in England during the First World War, but I find his landscapes most appealing, especially those depicting water.

Lavery was acquainted with James McNeil Whistler, an expatriate American who was also living in London at the time, and I think you can see the influence of Whistler on Lavery’s nighttime scenes, landscapes and many of his portraits.


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