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Hilary Heron, 1923–1977

Portfolio of Sketches1940

Portfolio of Sketches is a 1940 work by Hilary Heron. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumPencil on paper
Dimensions Unframed
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donated by Brian O'Kennedy, 1994
Item NumberIMMA.447
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Hilary Heron, Portfolio of Sketches, 1940, Pencil on paper, Unframed, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donated by Brian O'Kennedy, 1994

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

About the Artist

Hilary Heron 1923–1977

Irish sculptor Hilary Heron attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. In 1947 Heron was awarded the first Mainie Jellett Memorial Travelling Scholarship for her sculpture in marble, limestone and wood. She used this to study Romanesque carving in Italy and France. From the 1950s Heron also began working in metal. She exhibited extensively in Ireland from this time. Together with Louis le Brocquy, she represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1956.

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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.