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Gerard Dillon, b.1916

Returning from the Grotto

Returning from the Grotto is a work by Gerard Dillon. It is not currently on display in IMMA. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on board
Dimensions49.5 x 49.5 cm Framed: 71.5 x 81.5 x 7.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift from the McClelland Collection by Noel and Anne Marie Smyth, 2003
Item NumberIMMA.1545 MCCL
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Gerard Dillon, Returning from the Grotto, Oil on board, 49.5 x 49.5 cm Framed: 71.5 x 81.5 x 7.5 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift from the McClelland Collection by Noel and Anne Marie Smyth, 2003

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About the Artist

Gerard Dillon 1916–1971

Gerard Dillon was one of the most imaginative of the folk-inspired Irish painters of the 20th century. Born in Belfast, he worked for a decorating firm in London from 1934 to 1939. From 1936 he began to paint and visited Connemara frequently. He spent the war years in Belfast and Dublin and was associated in exhibitions with George Campbell and Daniel O’Neill. From 1943 he was a regular contributor and committee member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art. He returned to London in 1945 but often returned to Roundstone, Connemara to paint. He represented Ireland at the Guggenheim International in 1960 and the Marzotto International Rome in 1963. Dillon lived in Dublin from 1968 until his death. — View Artist »