Althea Gyles, poet and artist: ‘A Strange Red Haired Girl’

Althea Gyles (right) with Irish revolutionist Constance MarkiewiczThe Irish poet and artist Althea Gyles (1868-1949) was born in County Waterford and moved to London in 1892. She knew Oscar Wilde, W B Yeats (who described her as "a strange red-haired girl, all whose thoughts were set upon painting and poetry"), Constance Markiewicz, Aleister Crowley (with ...