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Hughie O'Donoghue, b.1953

Crossing the Rapido VII2003

‘Crossing the Rapido VII’ is one of a series of explorations by O’Donoghue of the personal and the universal, combining the artist’s father’s history of war in Italy in 1940 with age-old depictions of battle and struggle and Christian religious imagery from the tradition of Michelangelo, Titian and Rubens.

MediumOil on aluminium panel in three parts with inkjet on gampi tissue
Dimensions245 x 198 cm each
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, 2004
Item NumberIMMA.1764
Image Caption
Hughie O'Donoghue, Crossing the Rapido VII, 2003, Oil on aluminium panel in three parts with inkjet on gampi tissue, 245 x 198 cm each, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, 2004

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About the Artist

Hughie O'Donoghue b.1953

Born in Manchester in 1953 and now based in Co Kilkenny, Hughie O’Donoghue has been exhibiting internationally, in solo and group exhibitions, since 1982, gaining a reputation as one of the leading painters of his generation. ‘Hughie O’Donoghue: Recent Paintings and Selected Works from the American Ireland Fund Donation’ was held at IMMA in 2009. His paintings are included in important public collections, including the National Gallery, London; the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; and the Arts Council of England. O’Donoghue was elected as a member of the Royal Academy in 2009.
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