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Oisín Kelly, 1915–1981

Birds in Flight (GPA Award 1988)1988

Birds in Flight (GPA Award 1988) is a 1988 work by Oisín Kelly. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumBronze mounted on granite with silver plate
Dimensions Unframed, 36 x 76.5 x 20 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.268 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Oisín Kelly, Birds in Flight (GPA Award 1988), 1988, Bronze mounted on granite with silver plate, Unframed, 36 x 76.5 x 20 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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

About the Artist

Oisín Kelly 1915–1981

Irish sculptor Oisín Kelly attended Trinity College Dublin and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He also studied under Henry Moore between 1948 and 1949. Kelly has worked with a range of materials and is now best known for his public sculptures in bronze, notably ‘The Children of Lir’ and ‘James Larkin’ in Dublin’s city centre. In 1978, a major exhibition of his sculpture toured the Ulster Museum, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin and the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork.

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