Gretta Bowen (1880 - 1981):
Gretta Bowen was born in Dublin, but lived most of her life in Belfast. As a widow, she reared three sons, two of whom, George and Arthur Campbell, were artists. She was seventy years old when she discovered her own artistic talent. An article was written about her in The Times and she exhibited at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, the Royal Hibernian Academy, and the Oireachtas. She had one-woman exhibitions in the Bell Gallery in 1965 and the Tom Caldwell Gallery in 1970 and 1976. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland commissioned her son George to paint her portrait in 1975. She attracted international attention and her work is represented in the Ulster Museum.