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Cecil King, 1921–1986

Berlin Painting1970

Berlin Painting is a 1970 work by Cecil King. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions 228.1 x 142.4 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift by Bank of Ireland, 1999
Item NumberIMMA.1271
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Cecil King, Berlin Painting, 1970, Oil on canvas, 228.1 x 142.4 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift by Bank of Ireland, 1999

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Cecil King 1921–1986

Self-taught Irish artist Cecil King was a successful businessman, who began to paint in his mid-30s. Initially King painted in a semi-realist style. From the late 1960s figurative elements in his work were replaced by plain fields of colour and geometric forms. King was a founding organiser of Rosc. He was the subject of a major retrospective at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in 1981, and a solo exhibition at IMMA in 2008. King’s work is held in numerous public and private collections.
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