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Edward McGuire, b.1932

Drawing for a Portrait of Paddy Collins1983

Drawing for a Portrait of Paddy Collins is a 1983 work by Edward McGuire. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumInk on paper
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1993
Item NumberIMMA.813
Image Caption
Edward McGuire, Drawing for a Portrait of Paddy Collins, 1983, Ink on paper, Framed:, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1993

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About the Artist

Edward McGuire 1932–1986

Irish portrait and still life painter Edward McGuire studied art in Italy before attending the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Best known for his studies of dead birds and portraits of writers and poets, McGuire’s paintings have a surreal, static quality which defies the realist precision with which they are executed. McGuire exhibited widely during his lifetime. He was elected a member of the RHA in 1978 and a member of Aosdána in 1984. His sitters included Séamus Heaney, Paddy Collins, Pearse Hutchinson, Seán Ó Faoláin and John Montague.
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