Born in Dublin to Russian and German parents, painter Stella Steyn (1907-1987) studied at the Metropolitan School of Art and La Grande Chaumière, Paris. She then spent a year at the Bauhaus before settling in London in 1932. Influenced by French painting, her studies of the female body, still lifes and flowers, retain a vibrant fauvist quality and simplicity of form. Steyn exhibited in London from the 1950s. Little known in Ireland for many years, a retrospective exhibition of her work held at Dublin’s Gorry Gallery in 1995, and The Molesworth Gallery in 2001, renewed critical interest in her work.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.