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Samuel Walsh, b.1951

Fourteen Points of Entry1990

Samuel Walsh was born of Irish parents in England in 1951. His family returned to Ireland in 1968 and he studied at the Limerick School of Art, Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick and the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Walsh works from his studio in Co. Clare. He has exhibited extensively in Ireland, Europe and the United States
Fourteen Points of Entry have an expressively undefined relationship with the stations of the cross, and are Walsh’s most animated and colourful paintings to date. There is presumably little point in looking for specific visual symbolism within these works, and in fact they don’t need it. Begun in Switzerland, they do, though, in light, colour and composition, recall early Italian renaissance paintings.

MediumAcrylic and oil on paper
Dimensions 76 x 56 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1991
Item NumberIMMA.37
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Samuel Walsh, Fourteen Points of Entry, 1990, Acrylic and oil on paper, 76 x 56 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1991

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

About the Artist

Samuel Walsh b.1951

Irish painter and draughtsman Samuel Walsh attended the Limerick School of Art, Mary Immaculate College of Education and the National College of Art & Design. His abstract compositions draw on personal biography and religious and classical references. Walsh founded the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing in 1987. He has exhibited extensively and is represented in public collections including the Arts Council of Ireland; Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, and Trinity College Dublin.


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