Mary Kate Benson
Mary Kate Benson Fl.1879-90, painter of genre and animals. Born in Dublin in 1842. Studied in England under Herkomer and Calderon, in Paris under Lazare.Visited Brittany in 1891, based in Quimper painting street scenes and studies of local girls. Her sister Charlotte was also a painter.
Exhibited 1879-90 at the Royal Academy. Titles at R. A. ‘Why thus longing.. .’ and ‘Kittens’, 1884. Also exhibited at Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.