Gladys Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA
Glady’s Maccabe HRUA ROI FRSA (b.1918) was born in Co. Antrim during the First World War. Glady’s studied drawing, painting and fashion design at the Belfast College of Art and exhibited at times with her late husband Max Maccabe.Glady’s was born into a family with a great artistic tradition. Her father the artist George Chalmers who descended from a distinguished line of Scottish portraitists.Maccabe has painted all her life, establishing herself as one of the important Iriah woman artists of the 20th Century. Founder of the Ulster Society of Women Artists and has received many honours, including the 1984 World Culture Prize. Examples of her work are in the Ulster Museum, The Royle Ulster Academy, The Arts Council of Ireland Collection, The Imperial War Museum, The Ulster Museum and many other permanent collections.
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