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The Conversation (1977) by Cork
artist, Robert Ballagh.


Death of Nelson (Detail)
By Daniel Maclise.

Cork Artists

Among the most famous painters, sculptors and contemporary visual artists associated with the city or county of Cork are:

Atkinson, George Mounsey (Marine Artist), (1806-1884);
Ballagh, Robert (Pop-Art pictures, Graphic Design), (b.1943);
Barry, James (Neo-Classical History Painter), (1741-1806);
Barry, William Gerard (Portraitist, Landscape painter), (1864-1941);
Beechey, Richard Brydges (Marine Painter), (1808–1895);
Cross, Dorothy (Contemporary Sculptor), (b.1956);
Crozier, William (Still Life and Landscape Artist), (b.1930);
Hennessy, Patrick (Still Life, Landscape, Trompe l'oeil) (1915-1980);
Kingerlee, John (Contemporary Landscape Artist), (b.1936);
Maclise, Daniel (Portraitist, History Painter, Illustrator), (1806–1870);
Murphy, Seamus (One of Ireland's Greatest Sculptors) (1907-75).

Cork was also the home of the famous 19th century antiquarian George Petrie, and the art dealer/philanthropist Sir Hugh Percy Lane.

CORK ARTIST GROUPS
Cork Printmakers
Print collective
Maclise Art Society
City's leading art group
National Sculpture Factory
Ireland's leading 3-D institution.
West Cork Craft Design Guild
Co Cork's leading craft group.

TOP 10 PAINTERS
For a personal view about the
top 10 or so painters in Ireland
see: Best Irish Artists.

THE MOST VALUABLE VISUAL ART
For facts about top prices for
works by artists in Ireland, see:
Most Expensive Irish Paintings.

ABSTRACTION
For details of Irish abstract
painters and sculptors, see:
Abstract Artists Ireland.

IRISH HISTORICAL MONUMENTS
For a list of monuments of
historical, architectural or
artistic interest, please see:
Archeological Monuments Ireland.

Cork Artists A-Z

For international painters and sculptors, see: Greatest Visual Artists.

Addey, Joseph Poole (Landscape and Portrait Artist), (1852-1922);
Allen, Jo (Contemporary Artist) (b.1950);
Ambrose, Edward (History Painter) (1814-90);
Ashlin, George (Architect) (1837-1921);
Atkinson, George (Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker) (1880-1941);
Atkinson, Richard Peterson (Marine Painter) (1856-82);
Barter, Richard (1824-96) (Sculptor) (1824-96);
Beale, James (Landscapes) (1798-1879);
Beamish, Janie E (Landscape Artist) (c.1870-1940);
Boucher Beug, Katherine (Contemporary Art), (b.1947);
Boydell, Cormac (Ceramicist) (b.1946);
Brandes, Stephen (Intricate Cartoon-style Painter), (b.1966);
Brenan, James Butler (Portrait Artist) (1825-89);
Buck, Adam (Watercolours, Portraits and Miniatures) (1759-1833);
Buckley, Jim (Sculptor) (b.1957);
Burke, John (Abstract Steel Sculptor) (b.1946);
Carver, Robert (Landscape Painter), (c.1730-1791);
Casey, William Linnaeus (Watercolourist) (1835-70);
Charde, Hugh (Plein-Air Landscape Artist) (1858-1946);
Climent, Tom (Colourist and Contemporary Artist), (b.1970);
Coghill, Egerton Bushe (Landscapes), (1853-1921);
Collins, Katrina (Expressionist Painter), (b.1973);
Collins, Majella O'Neill (Landscape, Seascape Artist), (b.1967);
Conolly, Thurloe (Member of White Stag Group), (b.1918);
Cooke-Collis, Sylvia (Noted for her Gouache) (c.1900-74);
Cotter, Maud (Painter, Stained Glass Artist), (b.1954);
Coulter, William (Marine Artist), (1849-1936);
Dennis, Jill (Impressionistic Landscapes) (b.1957);
Desmond, Maurice (Landscape Painter), (b.1944);
Elmore, Alfred (History and Genre Painter), (1815-81);
Fagan, Robert (Portraiture), (c.1761–1816);
Fitzgerald, John (Woodcarver, Craftsman and Sketcher) (c.1825-c.1903);
Fitzgibbon, Brian (Lithographer) (b.1952);
Flannery, Bridget (Abstract Mixed-Media, Watercolours), (b.1959);
Foley, Marie (Ceramic Sculptor) (b.1959);
Forde, Samuel (Draughtsman and Painter) (1805-28);

 

Gibbings, Robert (Woodcarver and Engraver), (1889–1958);
Goldberg, David (Figurative Artist and Printmaker), (b.1945);
Goulding, Tim (Landscape and Still Life Artist), (b.1945);
Griffin, Bill (Religious Artist), (b.1947);
Grogan, Nathaniel (The Elder) (Illustrator, Oil Painter), (1740–1807);
Gubbins, Beatrice (Landscapes and Genre-Scenes) (1878-1944);
Harnett, Michael William (Trompe l'oeil Artist), (1848-1892);
Hartland, Gertrude (Illustrator and Flower Painter), (1865-1954);
Hartland, Henry Albert (Illustrator), (1840–1893);
Heffernan, James (Sculptor) (1785-1847);
Higgins, Joseph (Sculptor) (1885-1925);
Hodder, Carol (Landscape and Bog Artist), (b.1956);
Hogan, John (Ireland's Top Neo-Classical Sculptor) (1800-58);
Hovenden, Thomas (Irish American Realist Painter), (1840-1895);
Humphreys, Ian (Contemporary Landscape Artist), (b.1956);
Hussey, Philip (Portrait Artist, Genre Painter) (c.1713-83);
Hutson, Marshall C (Painter and Sculptor) (c.1903-c.1995);
Jermyn, Jane (Ceramic Artist), (b.1951);
Kane, Paul (Landscapes, Portraits, Aboriginal People), (1810-1871);
Kirk, Thomas (Sculptor) (1781-1845);
Lalor, Ayelet (Figurative Porcelain Sculptor), (b.1974);
Lalor, Brian (Illustrator and Painter) (b.1941);
Lyster, Richard (Portraits and Genre-Scenes) (1828-63);
MacDonald, Daniel (Sketches, Portraits), (1821-1853);
Mahoney, James (Watercolours, Illustrations), (1810-1879);
Martin, Fergus (Contemporary Artist), (b.1955);
Mehegan, Cormac (Stained Glass Art) (b.1924);
Merwick, Billy (Contemporary Painter and Sculptor), (b.1947);
Mulcahy, Michael (Contemporary Expressionist Painter), (b.1952);
Murphy, John (Stained Glass Artist) (b.1921);
Murray, Coilin (Printmaker, Founder Member West Cork Art Centre) (b.1945);
Murray, John Philip (Contemporary Draughtsman), (b.1952);
Nagle, Chara (Figurative Subject Painter), (b.1974);
O'Brien, Gretta (Abstract Landscapes)
;
O'Ceallachain, Diarmuid (Portraits, Landscapes, Genre-Scenes) (b.1915);
O'Leary, Cormac (Abstract Landscape, Figure Painter) (b.1969);
O'Mhurchada, Domhnall (Sculptor) (1914-91);
O'Sullivan, Patrick J (Sculptor) (b.1940);
Pennefather, George (Watercolour, Landscapes), (1905-1967);
Richardson, Victor (Pointillist Impressionism), (b.1952);
Roberts, Sara (Porcelain Ceramicist), (b.1962);
Roche, Vivienne (Steel Sculptor) (b.1953);
Scanlon, James (Stained Glass Artist) (b.1952);
Scott, Patrick (Abstract Artist noted for Gold Paintings) (b.1921);
Scully, Harry (Landscape Artist) (c.1868-1935);
Seeger, David (Ceramic Sculptor), (b.1937);
Sheehan, William (Figurative Painter), (1894-1923);
Sheil, Edward (Religious History Painter) (1834-1869);
Skillen, Samuel (Portraiture and Figure Paintings) (1819-47);
Smith, Blaise (Figurative & Plein Air landscape painting), (b.1967);
Smyth, Brian (Contemporary Artist), (b.1970);
Somerville, Edith Oenone (Genre Painter, French Realism), (1858-1949);
Thaddeus, Henry Jones (Realist and Portrait Painter), (1859–1929);
Tyrrell, Charles (Minimalist Abstract Artist), (b.1950);
Walker, Sarah (Contemporary Artist), (b.1965);
Watson, Samuel (Painter and Lithographer), (1818-1867);
Willes, William (Draughtsman and Landscape Artist) (c.1775-1851).

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