Joseph Malachy Kavanagh

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Probably the mouth of the Santry River at Raheny on the Dublin coast, as painted by Joseph Malachy Kavanagh, 1895.

Joseph Malachy Kavanagh (1856 – April 2, 1918) was an Irish painter.


Kavanagh was a student at the Metropolitan School of Art from 1887 to 1888. In September 1881 he, along with Walter Osborne and Nathaniel Hill, travelled to Antwerp to take the "Nature" class under Verlat. They returned during the winter of 1882-83 to take Verlat's "Life" class. Kavanagh travelled to Brittany as well. He was noted for painting landscapes, seascapes and rural scenes throughout Ireland, France and Belgium.

Despite being a prolific painter, his work is rare. He was keeper of the Royal Hibernian Academy when his studio and paintings were destroyed by a fire during the Rebellion of 1916.[1]


  1. ^ "Caomhánach - Joseph M. Kavanagh". Retrieved 2014-06-24. 

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