Matthew Deegan, Artist: Seeking Information


My grandmother’s brother, my grand or great uncle depending on who you ask, was an artist. He was born in London, following his parents’ move from Dublin, Ireland, in 1882 or so as the 1901 census lists him as being 19. The firstborn of nine children, his name was Matthew Deegan, after his father, making him Matthew Deegan Junior. Other than the fact he eventually married a woman by the name of May, and had two daughters, Eileen and Mary, little is known of Matt.

I have documented some of his mail art in several other posts that can be accessed here. Below are a few of his paintings that have been handed down within the family.

Curious duck that I am, I’m trying to find out information regarding Matt and his family, but have not come up with anything thus far. If, by chance, you know anything about him or his art I’d love to hear from you!

Matthew Deegan
Come One, Come All Matthew Deegan 1915
Matt Deegan
Matthew Deegan 1913
Matt Deegan
Matthew Deegan 1938
DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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6 thoughts on “Matthew Deegan, Artist: Seeking Information

  1. They are lovely.When I traced my Irish heritage did not find anything like that.

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