Artist as Thief
The Ulster Museum presents Artist as Thief. The exhibition explores Lavery’s debt to the past and showing his work alongside historic painting from the Ulster Museum collection. The exhibition is divided into three sections; Power, Family and Performance, reflecting Lavery’s interests. In 1909, Lavery married Hazel Marytn, a beautiful young American, and together they formed one of the first celebrity couples. Lavery recorded their world as a social and political insider, and during one of the most turbulent periods in British and Irish history, from 1916-1928, painted the personalities and events he experienced at first hand.
At the Ulster Museum, Belfast until 27 Aug 2018