Beatrice Elvery (Artist 1883 – 1970)

Beatrice Elvery later Lady Glenavy
Painting of Beatrice by Orpen - William Orpen, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The artist and sculptor Beatrice Glenavy was born in 1883 in Dublin, she was the born Beatrice Elvery, the daughter of William and Mary (nee Moss) Elvery. William was a merchant. In 1912 she married (Charles Henry) Gordon Campbell, a barrister and later a statesman, later 2nd Baron Glenavy. Beatrice was a regular visitor to Greystones as a child, spending summers at houses such as Arva Cottage, Church Road, where her sister Dorothy was born. Beatrice and her husband also spent many summers in Greystones. She exhibited regularly with the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1902 until 1969. Beatrice also designed furniture, illustrated books, designed posters and made plaster plaques. Her works can be seen at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery and the Ulster Museum in Belfast. She died in 1970 in Dalkey. Her son was the journalist, Patrick Campbell. Beatrice was the sister of Dorothy Kay (qv).

Bibliography

Snoddy, Theo, Dictionary of Irish Artists, 20th Century, Wolfhound Press, Dublin (1996)

Le Harivel, Adrian and Wynne, Michael – The National Gallery of Ireland, Aquisitions 1982 – 1983, Dublin 1884.

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