Artist biography

Evie HONE 1894–1955

Painter and stained-glass artist. Born 22 April 1894 at Dublin, a descendant of Joseph Hone, brother of Nathaniel Hone, R.A. Partially crippled by infantile paralysis from the age of eleven. Studied briefly at the Westminster School of Art under Sickert, at the Byam Shaw School and later at the Central School under Bernard Meninsky; 1920–31 mainly in Paris, studying first under Lhote, then from 1921 to 1931 under Gleizes. First exhibition with her friend and fellow-student Mainie Jellett at the Dublin Painters' Gallery 1924. Member of the 7 & 5 Society 1926–31. Exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants, the Salon des Surindépendants and the Salon d'Automne; founder-member of Abstraction-Création, Paris, 1932. Influenced in the early 1930s by Rouault. Began to make stained glass in 1933 and soon won a wide reputation in this field; her commissions included windows for St Michael's, Highgate, Eton College Chapel, the Cathedral, Washington, D.C., and a number of churches in Ireland. Organized the first Irish Exhibition of Living Art 1943 with Mainie Jellett and Louis Le Brocquy. Memorial exhibitions at Dublin 1958 and at the Arts Council Gallery, London, 1959.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I