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Norah McGuinness, 1901–1980

Orange Weeds and White Water1972

Orange Weeds and White Water is a 1972 work by Norah McGuinness. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed, 92 x 122 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift by Bank of Ireland, 1999
Item NumberIMMA.1275
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Norah McGuinness, Orange Weeds and White Water, 1972, Oil on canvas, Unframed, 92 x 122 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift by Bank of Ireland, 1999

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

About the Artist

Norah McGuinness 1901–1980

Born in Derry, Norah McGuinness attended the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin, Chelsea Polytechnic, London, and studied under cubist painter André Lhote in Paris in 1929. McGuinness was a founder member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art and served as President from 1944 until 1972. She represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1950. A major retrospective exhibition of her work was held at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1968. She was part of the IMMA exhibition ‘Analysing Cubism’ in 2013.

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