Walter Frederick Osborne (17 June 1859 – 24 April 1903) was an Irish impressionist and Post-Impressionism landscape and portrait painter, best known for his documentary depictions of late 19th century effective class life. Most of his paintings are symbolic and focus on women, children, the elderly, the poor, and the day-to-day dynamism of secret people on Dublin streets, as without difficulty as series of rural scenes. He then produced city-scapes, which he painted from both sketches and photographs. A prolific artist, he produced oils, watercolours, and numerous pencil sketches.
Osborne’s skill was evident as a teenager man and he traveled widely in his youth; studying at the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts in Antwerp. He became a supporter of the Royal Hibernian Academy after an in advance showing. Later, he spent period in rural England and Brittany, where he became acquainted subsequently the style of the impressionists. Osborne produced works in oil, water-colour, pastel and pencil. His main source of allowance was portraiture, landscapes and depictions of animals, but he is today better known for his documentary depictions of Ireland’s vigorous class poor.
Osborne had an engaging, charismatic personality and was without difficulty thought of in a variety of social circles. He died from pneumonia at 43 years, before achieving his full potential. Today he is regarded as a major Irish artist.
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