The Ros Tapestry Lovers

Michelle Obama Views  Ros Tapestry Panel at Farmleigh May 2011

Ann Griffin Bernstorff is a well-known Irish painter. She obtained two Taylor Scholarships and was educated in the National College of Art and Design at Dublin. She worked at the Atelier of Yves Brayer, and La Grande Chaumière, at Paris.

She participates in numerous exhibitions, Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, Wexford Art Centre, Gordon Gallery Derry, International Invitation at Portal Gallery London and Chicago, International Art Exhibition at Miami and New York, and, more recently at Arteconte, Paris. Collections of her paintings are represented at the National Self Portrait Collection at Limerick University, Modern Art Lambert Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Kilmainham and many private Collections.

Ann has also collected a wonderful collection of old dolls and costumes. Her 18th century collection is exhibited at the Rathfarnham Museum at Dublin.

Her most famous work, is the creation of the fifteen Cartoons of the Ros Tapestry exhibited at New Ross, which depicted the arrival of Normans in the south east of Ireland. With her daughter Alexis Bernstorff, she was a founding member of the Ros Tapestry Project, which was in charge of this Unique Tapestry Realization. After deep historical investigations, she participates in numerous Seminars and Talks, in Ireland, France and Monaco. She also made the promotion of the Ros Tapestry in different Radio Interviews, TV program, articles in the Irish Art Review or other Publications.


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