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Derek Hirst, b.1930

Breakthrough No. IV1979

Breakthrough No. IV is a 1979 work by Derek Hirst. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumMixed media
Dimensions74.3 x 57.3 cm (sight)
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.252 GL
Image Caption
Derek Hirst, Breakthrough No. IV, 1979, Mixed media, 74.3 x 57.3 cm (sight), Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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About the Artist

Derek Hirst 1930–2006

English painter Derek Hirst attended Doncaster Art School and the Royal College of Art, London. In 1966, Hirst became the first Artist-in-Residence at the University of Sussex. He taught at York University, Canada from 1971 to 1973. As an artist of place, Hirst’s work was influenced by his travels to Spain, Morocco and the Far East. He exhibited worldwide and his work is held in significant collections including the Arts Council of England; Tate, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Brooklyn Museum, New York
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