Monday 15 October 2018

A SLICE OF A CENTURY OF WINNING ART

* The Taylor Prize, awarded by the Royal Dublin Society, has been in existence for well over a century. A relatively small selection of prize-winning paintings and works of sculpture are on show in the National Gallery of Ireland.

They include fine paintings by Patrick Tuohy, Sean Keating and Walter Osborne, from among our earlier artists of note, while James Hanley, Conor Walton and Eamon O'Kane are more modern prize winners.

Hanley refers to the important life the Taylor Prize gave to his development as an artist. Eamon O'Kane has painted a haunting Watchtower, a record of a visit to the bleak Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in Poland. There are also good sculptures by Albert Power, Hilda Roberts and Brigid Ganly.

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