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John Kelly, 1932–2006


Deposition is a 1954 work by John Kelly. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions 35.4 x 25 cm sight
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.265 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
John Kelly, Deposition, 1954, Oil on canvas, 35.4 x 25 cm sight, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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

About the Artist

John Kelly 1932–2006

Irish painter and printmaker John Kelly attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Kelly represented Ireland at Cagnes-sur-Mer in 1977 and received numerous prizes for his work. Kelly served as director of the Graphic Studio in Dublin for over 10 years and was a founding member of the Black Church Print Studio. He lectured in Printmaking at the National College of Art and Design. He was a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy and was elected to Aosdána in 1996.

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