The Life of John Mulvany: A Presentation by Anne Weber 

September 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum
3011 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum

Anne Weber, the great grand-niece of artist John Mulvany, will speak about his remarkable life. John Mulvany’s work accompanies the Making America: The Irish in the Civil War Era exhibition.

Mulvany’s work represents the Irish immigrant experience in America: Famine, immigration, the Civil War, settlement of the West, secret societies, terrorist activities, power struggles, betrayal, murder and love. Add his artistic talent, training and passion for Irish history and you have the story of John Mulvany. Born in County Meath, Ireland, Mulvany came to New York in 1851, in the midst of Ireland’s Great Hunger. He worked as a sketch artist during the Civil War, and was praised for the realism in his pieces. He would go on to become a prolific artist of the American West, including his 1876 award-winning painting Preliminary Trial of a Horsethief, currently on exhibit at the museum.

This event is $5 for the general public and tickets should be purchased online in advance. Free to Quinnipiac students, however registration is required.