Eva Sydney ‘Evie’ Hone RHA (1894-1955) was one of the leading stained glass artists of the twentieth century, yet she only turned to glass in the 1930s. By this time, her study of painting had given her a deep understanding of colour and design, that allowed her works to have an exceptionally powerful and direct dialogue with the viewer. She initially worked at An Túr Gloine before setting up her own studio, also in Dublin.
Ken Ryan writes on Evie Hone RHA
An article on the life of Evie Hone RHA by Ken Ryan is available here. It was first published in the February 2021 issue of Intercom, a pastoral and liturgical resource magazine published by Veritas Group, an agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
For 30 years Ken Ryan was the managing director of Abbey Stained Glass Studios in Kilmainham, Dublin – a family business founded in 1944 by his great-uncle, Tom Ryan and then run by his father, Frank. The company is involved in the conservation and restoration of church stained glass windows both in Ireland and overseas.