Artist Biographies

Alfred Grey RHA 1845 - 1926

Landscape and cattle painter, Alfred Grey was the son of Charles Grey RHA, and Alfred was elected a member of the RHA in 1870. Living in Gardiner Street, Dublin, he was well known in artistic circles and exhibited in the Royal Academy in London, at the Royal Institute and at Dublinís Royal Hibernian Academy, where over a 60 year period, he exhibited close to 400 works. During the early part of his career, Alfred Grey and his father visited the Scottish Highlands as guests of Viscount Powerscourt, thus acquiring the opportunity of studying and painting highland cattle in their natural surroundings. Having exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, Queen Victoria was said to have so admired his work that she sent him to the Scottish Highlands to paint commissioned works. The Royal Library at Windsor Castle, has in its collection, an Alfred Grey painting from 1873. Grey was elected President of the Dublin Sketching Club in 1874 and exhibited widely in Dublin, London, Liverpool, Birmingham and the Royal Scottish Academy, together with the Watercolour Society of Ireland. His work in included in the collections of the National Gallery of Ireland.
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