George Russell (AE)

1867-1935 Ireland/Mysticism

 

Brief Biography-George William Russell was born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, in 1867. He was first and foremost a writer and editor. His family moved to Dublin when George was eleven. He studied at the Metropolitan School of Art and the Royal Hibernian Academy Schools and later lived at Ely Place with the Theosophical Society. Russell worked with the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society for many years. He was also an important literary figure regarding Irish Nationalism, and he became associated with other literary figures such as James Joyce. Many of his paintings are of theosophical and mystic content. He died Bournemouth in 1935.

 

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contemplation

contemplation

the
sirens

the sirens

Morning
of Life

Morning of Life

Girls Playing by
the Seashore

Girls Playing by the Seashore

The
Watcher-Detail

The Watcher-Detail

Potato
Gatherers

The Potato Gatherers

George Russell by
Hilda Roberts

George Russell by Hilda Roberts