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Camille Souter, 1929–2023

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

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

About the Artist

Camille Souter 1929–2023

Camille Souter trained as a nurse before taking up painting in the mid 1950s. Though abstract in appearance, her paintings are based within reality and the everyday. Souter exhibited extensively since the 1960s, including major retrospectives at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, in 1980, and the Ulster Museum, Belfast, in 2000. Souter received the IMMA Glen Dimplex award for contribution to visual arts in Ireland in 2000. She was a member of the RHA and was elected Saoi of Aosdána in 2009.

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