Evie  Hone  


Eva (Evie) Sydney Hone RHA (22 April 1894 – 13 March 1955), was an Irish stained glass artist and painter. Hone's most important works in stained glass are "My Four Green Fields", originally commissioned for the Irish Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair and now located in Government Buildings and the Last Supper and Crucifixion windows at Eton Chapel, Windsor (1949-1952).

Hone was born at Roebuck Grove, County Dublin. She was the youngest daughter of Joseph Hone and Eva Eleanor, née Robinson, daughter of Sir Henry Robinson and granddaughter of the 10th Viscount Valentia. She was related to Nathaniel Hone and Nathaniel Hone the Younger. Struck by infantile paralysis Evie suffered from lameness for the rest of her life.

Hone studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and then under Bernard Meninsky at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. She met Mainie Jellett when both were studying under Walter Sickert at the Westminster Technical Institute.[2] She worked under André Lhote and Albert Gleizes with Jellett in Paris before returning to become influential in the modern movement in Ireland and become one of the founders of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art. She later studied stained glass with Wilhelmina Geddes. Evie Hone was extremely devout; she spent time in an Anglican Convent in 1925 and converted to Catholicism in 1937. This may have influenced her decision to begin working in stained glass. Initially she worked as a member of the An Túr Gloine stained glass co-operative before setting up a studio of her own in Rathfarnham.

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