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Mary Swanzy, 1882–1978

The Opera Singer1944

The Opera Singer is a 1944 work by Mary Swanzy. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed, 45.7 x 35.6 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift from the McClelland Collection by Noel and Anne Marie Smyth, 2004
Item NumberIMMA.1559 MCCL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Mary Swanzy, The Opera Singer, 1944, Oil on canvas, Unframed, 45.7 x 35.6 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift from the McClelland Collection by Noel and Anne Marie Smyth, 2004

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

About the Artist

Mary Swanzy 1882–1978

Mary Swanzy was born in Dublin. She spent periods in Paris before the first World War and from 1920, she travelled through Eastern Europe and the Balkans and then to Hawaii and Samoa. Best known for her Cubist and Futurist paintings, Swanzy exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon des Indépendants and the Beaux Arts. By 1946 she was included in exhibitions with Chagall, William Scott and Henry Moore. The first major retrospective of Swanzy’s work was held in IMMA in 2018.

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