About the Artists Database

The NIVAL Artists Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the Library's extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists.  These files contain exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and ephemera on over 3,500 artists born or based in Ireland.

The Artists Database is a reference resource providing basic biographical and work details on each artist abstracted from the information contained in the hard copy files held in the Library.  It is important to realise that the records are a summary of the information held in each artist's file.  A visit to NIVAL is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

Although we have endeavoured to ensure the information is correct, it is inevitable, given the diverse sources of information, that some inaccuracies may occur.  Changes and updates are made on an ongoing basis and the Library welcomes suggestions, criticism, and donations of relevant material.

Filter Artists:

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/1378
  • First Name: Evelyn
  • Last Name: Lyndsay
  • Variant Names: Lyndsay, Dorothy Evelyn
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: Not specified
  • Date of Death: 1991
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Textile Design
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Embroidery
    • Tapestry
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Public Art: No
  • Size: 3
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection


1971 Córas Tráchtála Scholarship
1976 California Gold Medal, RDS
1985 Mitchell Award for research into natural dyes


taught at NCAD commissions include: Landsdowne Football Club, Setanta Gallery, Dublin of international rugby crests three sets of chasubles and stoles for Killarney Cathedral for which she was awarded the California Gold Medal (1976) restored a fragment of the Beaufort Tapestry for John Hunt's Museum in Limerick, also a coiled rope wall decoration for Limerick University