Evie Hone at Manresa
Evie Hone was born into an established Anglo-Irish family which had previously included distinguished Irish artists; she was a descendant of Joseph Hone, a brother of Nathaniel Hone. At the age of eleven she became partially lame from infantile paralysis. A visit to Assisi in 1911 made a profound impression on her. In 1921, together with her friend Mainie Jellett (1897-1944), she became a pupil of the cubist painter Albert Gleizes, who had turned increasingly to religion a core element of Evie's life.
Evie Hone produced some seventy-four windows in the twenty-two years during which she worked in stained glass. Her reputation may rest largely on the expressive intensity of her stained glass output, but she was an artist who closely involved herself in the Irish art scene in a number of ways.
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