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Norah McGuinness, b.1901

Path to the Sun1962

Path to the Sun is a 1962 work by Norah McGuinness. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions49.5 x 95.9 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1868
Image Caption
Norah McGuinness, Path to the Sun, 1962, Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 95.9 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005

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About the Artist

Norah McGuinness 1901–1980

Derry born artist Norah McGuinness attended the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin, and Chelsea Polytechnic, London. She moved to Paris to study under cubist painter André Lhote in 1929. McGuinness returned to Ireland in 1937. A founder member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1943, she succeeded Mainie Jellett as president in 1944, a position she held for over twenty years. McGuinness, together with Nano Reid, represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1950. A major retrospective exhibition of her work was held at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1968. Her work featured in IMMA’s 2013 ‘Analysing Cubism’ exhibition.
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