Moony, Robert James Enraght (1879-1946) by Scholes, Robert

Robert James Enraght Moony (1879 – 1946) He was born at Athlone in Ireland and studied art a in Paris.He was born into the land-owning classes in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, and was educated at Galway Grammar School and in Devon. During the 1890s he went to Paris where he studied at the Académie Julian under Jean-Paul Laurens, and also travelled through Italy, where he encountered the work of the Italian Symbolist painter Giovanni Segantini. He lived in Cornwall and showed his work in London with a range of groups including the Royal Academy and the New English Art Club. He was known mainly as a landscape painter but he also worked as an aillustrator for such books as Kenneth Grahame’s . The Golden Age

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