Rachel Strong 
 

Vanity - Oil on Canvas
 
 
Rachel Strong, was one of the top Irish female artists of her time. Strong, having been an addict to heroin, takes her audience to dark places, portraying an unforgiving view of society and herself.  Self portraits dominated her work partnered with imagery of addiction, corruption and the trials of life on the streets. Strong was muse to partner of 10 years, Graham Knuttel, appearing in the vast majority of Knuttel's work. Rachel Strong's paintings, somewhat derivative of Knuttel, often surpassed his art, in the same way Frida Kahlo's individualism surpassed partner Diego Rivera.
 
Excerpt from the Sunday Independent:
"My Brush with Mr. Knuttel"
by Barry Egan
November 2nd 2008
 
Rachel passed away in 2004. Knuttel still has the odd nightmare about her. "She was the dark archetype of a woman," he says, "a tragic figure." For years, she was the woman in all Knuttel's paintings. I ask him did Rachel introduce the dark otherness into his work (paranoid faces, seemingly ill- at-ease, or lost, in their universe). His time with Rachel was, he says, "an education, a baptism of fire. It took me places that I wouldn't have normally known about and it took my work places. I saw an underbelly of society, if you like, which I started to paint a lot".
 
 
 

11 products in this category, displaying products 1 to 11.

  ARTIST/TITLE PRICE  
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
Conversation
Oil on canvas
61cm x 76cm(24"x 30")

€1,750.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
The Artist's garden
Oil on Board, Framed
51cm x 71cm (20" x 28")

€2,500.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
Mermaid
Oil on canvas
122cm x 91cm (48" x 36")

€5,900.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
Home
Oil on canvas
61cm x 61cm (24" x 24")

€1,500.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
Self Portrait
Oil on canvas
61cm x 91cm (24" x 36")

SOLD
€1,750.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
Portrait of a Man
Oil On Canvas, framed
36cm x 46cm (14" x 18")

€750.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
The Gold Fáinne
Oil on canvas
76cm x 60cm (30" x 24")

€1,750.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
The Mirror
Oil on canvas
76cm x 60cm (30" x 24")

€1,750.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
Graham Knuttel
Watercolour on Paper, Framed
55cm x 37cm (21" x 14.5")

€950.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
Self Portrait near Poolbeg
Oil on canvas
26cm x 36cm (10" x 14")

€750.00
Rachel Strong Rachel Strong
Self Portait with Graham
Oil on Paper, framed
71cm x 50cm (28" x 20")

€1,750.00
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