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James McKenna, b.1933

Ferdia for nÁth / Ferdia at the Ford1989

Ferdia for nÁth / Ferdia at the Ford is a 1989 work by James McKenna. It is currently on display in IMMA. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

Dimensions300 x 100 x 61cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donated by Desmond, Vivienne, Kate and Bébhinn Egan, 2007
Item NumberIMMA.2109
On view IMMA Grounds, 25/09/2013 - 31/12/2020
Image Caption
James McKenna, Ferdia for nÁth / Ferdia at the Ford, 1989, Granite, 300 x 100 x 61cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donated by Desmond, Vivienne, Kate and Bébhinn Egan, 2007

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About the Artist

James McKenna 1933–2000

Irish sculptor, poet and playwright James McKenna studied at the National College of Art and Design. The work of the Italian Renaissance masters influenced McKenna throughout his career. Political events, often married with Celtic mythology, also informed his work. He was a founding member of both the Independent Artists Group and the Sculptors’ Society of Ireland and exhibited with the Irish Exhibitions of Living Art. He was awarded the Macaulay Fellowship for Sculpture in 1960 and became a member of Aosdána in 1983. A major retrospective of his work was held at IMMA in 2007.
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