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Camille Souter, b.1929

Old Wheel Gate Entrance to Estate1967

Camille Souter is one of Ireland most prolific artists whose painting hovers between abstraction and figuration. ‘Old Wheel Gate Entrance to Estate’ is characteristic of Souter’s work: small in scale and highly expressive. Her tones are muted and mysterious and the layering of paint suggests depth and hidden riches. Although Souter’s work appears abstract it is firmly rooted in experience. Thus even the most random marks may indicate the direction of a bird or a plane in full flight.

MediumOil on paper
DimensionsFramed: 66.7 x 49.1 x 6.3 cm 50.4 x 32.8 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.384 GL
Image Caption
Camille Souter, Old Wheel Gate Entrance to Estate, 1967, Oil on paper, Framed: 66.7 x 49.1 x 6.3 cm 50.4 x 32.8 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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About the Artist

Camille Souter b.1929

Camille Souter was raised in Ireland and originally trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital London, before taking up painting in the mid 1950s. Though her usually small scale paintings appear abstract they are firmly based within reality and the everyday. Souter has exhibited extensively since the 1960s. Major retrospectives of her work were held at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, in 1980 and at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, in 2000. In 2000 Souter received the IMMA Glen Dimplex award for contribution to visual arts in Ireland. She is an honorary member of the RHA and was elected Saoi of Aosdána in 2009.
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