George MacDowell Kane (1890 - 1954):
George Kane was born in Belfast and was educated at Belfast Mercantile Academy. He took up architecture as a profession and worked with the firm Blackwood and Jury. He attended the Belfast School of Art and won a Dunhill Scholarship to the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin. He taught art for a short time at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, but left for Edinburgh to work on the Bradstone Memorial, St Andrew Square. In 1917 he returned to Belfast, and devoted his time to portrait drawings, some of these depict actors and actresses preparing for performance. He painted a mural in the kitchen of the family house, at 8 Dunluce Avenue, Belfast. His bronze bust of John Whaley, and his drawing of Hans Iten are in the Ulster Museum.