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Martin Gale, b.1949

Sonny’s Day1980

Sonny’s Day is a 1980 work by Martin Gale. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions 107 x 137 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000
Item NumberIMMA.883 FD
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Martin Gale, Sonny’s Day, 1980, Oil on canvas, 107 x 137 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000

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

About the Artist

Martin Gale b.1949

Born in England, painter Martin Gale grew up in Ireland and attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Gale's hyper-realist images often feature individuals isolated in the landscape and create a sense of ambiguity and unease. Gale has exhibited widely since the 1970s and represented Ireland at the XI Biennale de Paris in 1980. His work was the subject of a retrospective exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallagher Gallery in 2005. Gale is a member of Aosdána and the RHA.

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