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Edward Delaney, 1930–2009

Birth of Cuchulainn1967

Birth of Cuchulainn is a 1967 work by Edward Delaney. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

Dimensions 126 x 50 x 40 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.190 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Edward Delaney, Birth of Cuchulainn, 1967, Bronze, 126 x 50 x 40 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

Edward Delaney 1930–2009

Irish sculptor Edward Delaney attended the National College of Art and Design and the Academie der Bildenden Kunst, Munich and the Academie Bella Arte Rosa, Rome. Influenced by Celtic art and European modernism, Delaney exhibited his figurative sculpture from the late 1950s. He represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1959 and 1961, and his work was also shown in Tokyo, Buenos Aires and New York. Delaney’s public sculptures can be seen in Connemara, Dublin, Galway and Louth.

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