Hungarian painter and sculptor Ferenc Martyn lived in Paris from the 1920s. In Paris Martyn associated with the Abstraction-Création group of artists who were actively promoting the principles of pure abstraction in art in the 1930s. Martyn’s spontaneous abstract paintings, sculpture and ceramic works from this time borrow from his personal experience, music and folk culture. Also working in literary illustration, in 1982 he produced 24 illustrations for James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ in celebration of the centenary of the writer’s birth.
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.