Exhibition: Dennis H Osborne – An Appreciation
The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum’s new exhibition: Dennis H Osborne (1919-2016) Artist: An Appreciation features the museum’s collection of original Dennis H Osborne oil paintings and sketches.
Born in Portsmouth, England, Dennis Henry Osborne served in World War II with the Royal Artillery. He was rescued from Dunkirk in 1940 and later served in North Africa where he was taken prisoner. Having escaped from an Italian camp, he spent six months on the run in the Dolomites before recapture and imprisonment in a stalag in Poland. There he spent his free time sketching.
After the War, Osborne pursued his passion for art, studying in London, and exhibiting his work at the prestigious Royal Academy. He married the Larne-born painter Jean Meikle before emigrating to Canada in 1952. His paintings were displayed in a number of exhibitions there and in the United States.
Returning to Northern Ireland in 1959, Osborne worked at Portadown Technical College, before moving to Lisburn in 1964 to take up the post of Head of Art at Lisnagarvey High School. There he met his second wife Maureen.
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Directions to Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum
Only 300m from the rail and bus stations. Disabled parking is possible at the Museum and public car parks are within 50m.