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Icarus is a 1965 work by Patrick McElroy. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

Dimensions 49 x 34.2 x 11.8 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.291 GL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Patrick McElroy, Icarus, 1965, Bronze, 49 x 34.2 x 11.8 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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

About the Artist

Patrick McElroy 1923–2008

Irish artist Patrick McElroy worked as a blacksmith before serving with the RAF during World War II. From 1948, McElroy attended evening classes in Fine Art at the National College of Art, Dublin. He received recognition for his metal enamelling and sculptural work from the early 1960s. McElroy was a senior lecturer on art metalwork at the National College of Art and Design until 1990. He created several public sculptures in Ireland and received numerous ecclesiastic commissions.

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