Richard Kingston
Biography of Irish Landscape Artist, Still-Life, Flower Painter.



Waterhen Pool, Blessington,
Co Wicklow

LANDSCAPE ART IN IRELAND
For a guide to scenic painters like
Richard Kingston, see:
Irish Landscape Artists.

Richard Kingston RHA (1922-2003)

The Irish landscape, still-life and flower painter Richard Kingston was born in County Wicklow. Like Norman Garstin, Percy French and Nathiel Hone The Younger, Kingston first studied engineering before turning to fine art full-time.

During the late 1950s, Kingston had several solo exhibitions at the Ritchie Hendriks Gallery (Dublin) and the Leicester Galleries (London).

In the early 1970s, after representing Ireland in several exhibitions abroad, he set up his own art gallery at Wellington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin. He first exhibited in the RHA in 1962 and became a member in 1980. He was elected to the Board of Governors of the National Gallery of Ireland from 1982-1989.

His other solo exhibitions include: Wellington Gallery, Dublin (1977); Wellington Gallery, Dublin (1980); Solomon Gallery, Dublin (1997); Royal Hibernian Academy Gallagher Gallery Dublin (2001); Solomon Gallery, Dublin (2001); Solomon Gallery, Dublin (2003).

Richard Kingston's paintings are held in several collections, including: Arts Council of Ireland; AIB (Allied Irish Banks); Waterford Municipal Art Gallery Collection.

More Information About Visual Arts in Ireland

• For details of other Impressionist painters from Ireland, see: Irish Artists: Paintings and Biographies.
• For more about landscape artists like Richard Kingston, see: Irish Art Guide.
• For more about Impressionism, see: Homepage.


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