William Conor

(1881-1968) RHA PRUA ROI
A Belfast born artist, celebrated for his warm and sympathetic portrayals of working-class life in Ulster. Conor studied at the Government School of Design in Belfast in the 1890s. He then worked as an apprentice poster designer. By 1912 William was in Paris and later exhibited in the Paris Salon.

In World War One the government commissioned him to produce official records of soldiers and munitions workers.

In 1920 he moved to London and there met and socialised with such artists as Sir John Lavery and Augustus John. He was a member of the Chelsea Arts Club and exhibited at the Royal Academy, it was at this time that he painted the official opening of the Northern Ireland Parliament by the King and ... read more

Recent Results

William Conor Old Woman Knitting 18" x 14" Coloured Crayon Drawing Result: 8065
William Conor The Scrubber 6" x 6" Pencil Sketch Result: 550
William Conor Down Landscaped 7" x 10" Watercolour Result: 400
William Conor William Conor The Irish Scene, 1944. 15" x 11" Contains 12 plates with an appreciation of each work by Richard Rowley and a foreword by E. M. O'Rourke Dickey. Result: 160