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Edward Louis Lawrenson (1868-1940)
A Dublin born landscape painter and etcher, educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he first soldiered with the Connaught Rangers per his family tradition, leaving the army in 1900 to study art in Paris. He studied under Colarossi, Mucha, and in Holland, the American artist, George Hitchcock. He exhibited regularly at the RA from 1907 to 1934 and at the RHA between 1900 and 1934. He designed the one of the first commemorative postage stamps of the Irish Free State to mark the opening of the Shannon Barrage in 1930.