Joseph M Doran (c.1890 - ):
Joseph Doran trained at the School of Art in Belfast and specialised in the design of wall-papers, printed and woven textiles, metal-work and enamel-work. As a student he exhibited at the Belfast Art and Industrial Exhibition and in 1895 at the Arts and Crafts Society of Ireland. Two years later he won a national bronze medal and one of only nine Queen's Prizes for Advanced Design. In 1899 he won a scholarship to South Kensington to study for three years and produced textile designs for a number of manufacturers. In 1906 and in 1911 he exhibited at the English Arts and Crafts Society, his printed linens and cottons as well as jewellery, enamelling, carved ivory and embriodered panels for clothes. In 1909 he was included in the Studio Year Book, a survey of the leading European designers and craftsmen. Though he had an international reputation, and lived in Chelsea, he joined the Guild of Irish Art-Workers and was an honorary member of the Ulster Arts Club.