Born in London, Kernoff moved to Dublin where he pursued his artistic career. As well as his portraiture, Kernoff is known for his paintings of Irelands glorious landscape.

H2548-L105150878 Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974) SELF PORTRAIT, 1936

In 1930, Kernoff visited the Soviet Union where he was influenced by the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia, evident in his portraiture and the way in which he captures anguish on his subjects faces.

H2548-L105150935 Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974) THIRTY-SIX WOODCUTS, 1951

Although Kernoff was unappreciated during his lifetime, in recent his works have fetched nearly £120 000 at auction. In Davy's Parlour Snug: Self Portrait sold at Sotheby's in 2001 against an estimate of  £40 000 – 60 000. Search realised prices for Harry Kernoff here.

H2548-L105150939 Harry Kernoff RHA (1900-1974) THIRTY-SIX WOODCUTS, 1951

Publican Davy Bryne was a close friend of Kernoff, with many of the artist's works and woodcuts depicting Bryne's pub.

All works featured will be included in Whyte's Art Online auction on 24th October, 2016. Check out the full catalogue here.

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