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Owl is a 1973 work by Edward McGuire. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions Framed, 108.4 x 83 cm
Unframed, 86.36 x 60.96 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1867
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Edward McGuire, Owl, 1973, Oil on canvas, Framed, 108.4 x 83 cm|Unframed, 86.36 x 60.96 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005

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

About the Artist

Edward McGuire 1932–1986

Irish painter Edward McGuire studied art in Italy before attending the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Best known for his studies of dead birds and portraits of writers and poets, McGuire’s paintings have a surreal, static quality which defies the realist precision with which they are executed. McGuire exhibited widely during his lifetime. He was elected a member of the RHA in 1978 and a member of Aosdána in 1984.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.

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