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Patrick Hennessy and Gerard Dillon

Good news from Ireland. At last one can see what has every sign of being a proper retrospective of the peculiar work of Patrick Hennessy, opening shortly.Long the partner of Harry Robertson Craig, and friendly with Colquhoun and Macbryde, he worked in a super-realist style. I am not sure where such a style derived from, (Hennessy was Irish but went to art [Read More…]

Book reviews: William Scott by Norbert Lynton; Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century by Theo Snoddy


Art in Northern Ireland (2)

The exhibition of Irish Surrealist Art at the FE McWilliam Gallery in Banbridge had a variety of interesting pictures. I want to mention two. Ralph Cusack (1912-1965) is an artist whose work one will wait a long time before glimpsing. It very rarely comes through the saleroom. He is a curiosity rather than a substantive artist,perhaps. Readers may know something [Read More…]

The Irish Art Market–Meltdown?

Things are not looking too good for sellers of Irish art. Following the poor showing at Bonham’s in London on 9th February, when many lots failed to sell despite generally low estimates (at least by the standards of recent years), last night’s sale at Whyte’s in Dublin (click for online catalogue) must have been a sombre affair. Out of 290 [Read More…]