Sligo born Patrick Collins attended the National College of Art and first exhibited at the 1950 Irish Exhibition of Living Art. His style developed out of a connection with the landscape, dominated by misty hues that captured the romantic notion of a poetic Ireland. Collins was elected to the Honorary Council of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1980. He became a member of Aosdána in 1981 and was elected Saoi in 1987.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.