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Muriel Brandt

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Muriel Brandt (16 January 1909 – 10 June 1981) was an Irish artist known for her portraiture and murals. Early life and family Muriel Brandt was born Muriel McKinley in Colenso Parade, Belfast on 16 January 1909. Her parents were Florence Ann (née Furness) and Hugh McKinley. Her father was a post-office official. She had an older sibling. She studied at the Belfast College of Art from 1932 to 1933, and at the mural decoration department of the Royal College of Art in London, having won the Sorelba scholarship in 1934. In 1935 she married Frank Brandt. He was a freelance designer. The couple had three children, including Ruth, who was also an artist. The couple returned to Ireland, and lived in Sutton, Dublin. Brandt was a keen gardener, with her fellow artist, James Nolan recalling her "passionate concern for the arts and the environment." Career She was elected Associate Royal College of Art (ARCA) in 1937. Brandt began exhibiting with the
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