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Derek Hill, 1916–2000

The Back of Tory Island1960

The Back of Tory Island is a 1960 work by Derek Hill. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions 152 x 122 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift by the Bank of Ireland from the Bank of Ireland collection, 2008
Item NumberIMMA.2603
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Derek Hill, The Back of Tory Island, 1960, Oil on canvas, 152 x 122 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift by the Bank of Ireland from the Bank of Ireland collection, 2008

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

About the Artist

Derek Hill 1916–2000

English painter Derek Hill spent much of his life in Ireland. He worked as a theatre designer in the 1930s before gaining success as a portrait painter in the 1960s. Hill's subjects included many notable composers, musicians, politicians and statesmen. He was awarded the CBE in 1997 and received honorary Irish citizenship in 1999. His former home in Co. Donegal is now open to the public and houses his personal art collection which he donated to the Irish State.

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