Northern Irish artist William Conor studied at the Government School of Design in Belfast. He went on to work as a commercial artist and during the First World War he was commissioned by the British government to complete portraits of soldiers and munitions workers. Working primarily in watercolour and wax crayon, Conor’s predominant subjects were the working classes in Ulster. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy in London and the RHA in Dublin. He was elected a member of the RHA in 1946. His work is represented in major public collections including the National Gallery of Ireland; the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, and the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
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.