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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
Dimensions76 x 56 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1991
Item NumberIMMA.37
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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

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About the Artist

Samuel Walsh b.1951

Irish painter and draughtsman Samuel Walsh (born 1951) studied art at the Limerick School of Art, philosophy at Mary Immaculate College of Education, and took his MFA at the National College of Art & Design. Walsh’s abstract compositions draw on subjects ranging from personal biography to the Stations of the Cross, Classical art and Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy'. Walsh has exhibited extensively in Ireland, Europe and the United States. In 1987, he founded the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing. His work is represented in public and private collections including the Arts Council of Ireland; Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, and Trinity College Dublin. — View Artist »