English painter Derek Hirst attended Doncaster Art School and the Royal College of Art, London. In 1966, Hirst became the first Artist-in-Residence at the University of Sussex. He taught at York University, Canada from 1971 to 1973. As an artist of place, Hirst’s work was influenced by his travels to Spain, Morocco and the Far East. He exhibited worldwide and his work is held in significant collections including the Arts Council of England; Tate, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Brooklyn Museum, New York
To ensure the health and safety of the public, IMMA’s galleries will be closed from the evening of Friday 18 September until Saturday 10 October 2020. The grounds of IMMA and the RHK will remain open. Thank you for your cooperation.