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Vincent Smith, 1929–2004

The Triumph of B.L.S.1974

The Triumph of B.L.S. is a 1974 work by Vincent Smith. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumEtching with aquatint
Dimensions Unframed, 57 x 76 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
EditionPortfolio No: A/P X
Item NumberIMMA.3946
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Vincent Smith, The Triumph of B.L.S., 1974, Etching with aquatint, Unframed, 57 x 76 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015

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

About the Artist

Vincent Smith 1929–2004

American painter Vincent Smith served in the army and was a railroad and postal worker before becoming a full time painter in 1953. He attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School and Skowhagen School of Painting in Maine. In 1959 Smith was awarded a John Hay Whitney Fellowship and in the 1970s received travel fellowships to study and paint in Europe and Africa. A prominent member of the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s, his work has been exhibited extensively.  

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.