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Orpen, William Sir 1878-1931

Overview
Works: 138 works in 347 publications in 3 languages and 3,449 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vIrish  Art  Military history 
Roles: Editor, Author, Illustrator, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: N5300, 809
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The outline of art by William Orpen( Book )

115 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outline of art by William Orpen( Book )

in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpen, mirror to an age by Bruce Arnold( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An onlooker in France, 1917-1919 by William Orpen( Book )

22 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir, William Newenham Montague Orpen, KBE (1878-1931) was an Irish-born British portrait painter. He studied art at the Metropolitan School and at the Slade School in London where, at the time, great emphasis was put on the study of old masters. He was a fine draughtsman and a popular painter of the well-to-do in the period leading up to World War I. Orpen was made an official war painter of the First World War and in 1917 he travelled to the Western Front. He produced drawings and paintings of privates, dead soldiers and German prisoners of war along with official portraits of generals and politicians. (Excerpt from Goodreads)
Stories of old Ireland & myself by William Orpen( Book )

9 editions published between 1924 and 1925 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outline of literature and art by John Drinkwater( Book )

in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpen : William Orpen, 1878-1931 by Bruce Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Abbey row( Book )

2 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure by John Edward Bernard Seely Mottistone( Book )

3 editions published between 1930 and 1933 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outline of literature by John Drinkwater( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outline of art by William Orpen( Book )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Orpen by Bruce Arnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Orpen 1878-1931 : a centenary exhibition 1 November-15 December 1978 by William Orpen( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Orpen : politics, sex & death by Robert Upstone( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great British artists of the first quarter of the twentieth century, Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) is an example of an artist who, despite his career as a highly successful portrait painter, remains something of an outsider. Although Orpen is represented in many public collections in the UK, Ireland and the USA, his work does not fit easily into the conventional moulds of art history." "This illustrated monograph portrays an artist who, at the time of his death, was probably the best-known painter in Britain. The book reveals the full variety of Orpen's work, from his revitalization of the nude and his conversation pieces to his extraordinary allegories and war paintings, and analyses the series of self-portraits that are a particular feature of his oeuvre."--BOOK JACKET
The outline of art by William Orpen( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir William Orpen, artist & man by Paul G Konody( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in Undetermined and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outline of literature and art by John Drinkwater( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to live long by William Pryke( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi yang mei shu da gang by William Orpen( Book )

3 editions published between 1929 and 1961 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Orpen : an onlooker in France : a critical edition of the artist's war memoirs by William Orpen( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Orpen was the only official war artist to publish an extensive memoir of his experiences in the Great War. This ... narrative was first published in 1921 and is a classic of war literature. In this fully revised edition, Orpen's war paintings and drawings have been reproduced in colour and keyed to the narrative, resulting in a perceptive and moving account by an artist who moved easily between all levels of the military, from generals to Tommies, and was a close friend of many journalists and influential civilians. But despite his high-level connections, Orpen's emotional sympathies were with the common soldier, whose post-war neglect embittered his view of the political classes. He witnessed not only the battlefields but also what he felt to be the greed and self-interest of the national delegates at the Peace Conference in Versaiiles in 1919. His text contains ... comments on the personalities of his sitters. ..."--Book jacket
 
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William Orpen : politics, sex & death
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Вільям Орпен

Орпен, Уильям

ウィリアム・オルペン アイルランドの芸術家

Languages
English (222)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (1)

Covers
William Orpen : politics, sex & deathWilliam Orpen : an onlooker in France : a critical edition of the artist's war memoirsWilliam Orpen : an onlooker in France : a critical edition of the artist's war memoirsAn onlooker in France, 1917-1919Hugh Lane : founder of a gallery of modern art for Ireland