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Gerard Dillon, 1916–1971

The Quiet Stranger

The Quiet Stranger is a work by Gerard Dillon. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed, 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift from the McClelland Collection by Noel and Anne Marie Smyth, 2003
Item NumberIMMA.1549 MCCL
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Gerard Dillon, The Quiet Stranger, Oil on canvas, Unframed, 40.6 x 50.8 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift from the McClelland Collection by Noel and Anne Marie Smyth, 2003

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

About the Artist

Gerard Dillon 1916–1971

Born in Belfast, Gerard Dillon worked for a decorating firm in London from 1934 to 1939. From 1936 he began to paint and visited Connemara frequently. Dillon spent the war years in Belfast and Dublin and, from 1943, was a regular contributor and committee member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art. He returned to London in 1945 but often returned to Connemara to paint. Dillon represented Ireland at the Guggenheim International in 1960 and the Marzotto International Rome in 1963.

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