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Helen Mabel Trevor RHA (1831-1900)
Helen Mabel Trevor was born in Loughbrickland, County Down. Having drawn and painted at home, she decided to attend the Royal Academy in London in the late 1870s, and she went from there to Paris. She travelled in France, and in 1883 sent two pictures to the Royal Hibernian Academy. She visited Italy and stayed for six years until 1889 when she returned to Paris. She made sketches of St Germaine, Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower. She was interested in the lives and traditions of the Bretons and other Celtic peoples and this is reflected in her painting. She was a regular exhibitor in London, Dublin and Paris, and examples of her work are in the National Gallery of Ireland and the Ulster Museum.