Nicholas Joseph Crowley

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Self portrait (c. 1854)

Nicholas Joseph Crowley (1819–1857) was an Irish genre and portrait painter.

Born in Ireland, Crowley was elected a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1838. In that year he came to London, and his works were constantly to be seen in the Royal Academy Exhibitions. The first picture which he exhibited in London, in 1835, was 'The Eventful Consultation,' and had been sent from Belfast, where he then resided. He was highly esteemed as a portrait painter, and was especially clever in painting portrait groups. His death occurred in 1857.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Crowley, Nicholas J.". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.