ABOUT ART IN IRELAND
For a guide to oils/watercolours
see: Irish Painting.
For answers to popular queries,
see: Irish Art Questions.
Peter Collis RHA (b.1929)
Peter Collis, the twentieth century master of landscape painting and still life, was born in England, absorbed drawing and fine art painting at the Epsom College of Art in London from 1947 to 1952, and moved to Ireland in 1969. His French Post-Impressionist style derives from Cezanne, as well as Gaugin and Vlaminck, albeit in an Irish setting. Collis was elected Associate Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in 1990 and a full member in 1993. He was conferred with Senior Membership of the Academy in 2002. Among his many awards are: The Royal Trust Co Ltd Award (1975); Oireachteas, Maurice MacGonigal Landscape Prize (1981); Oireachteas Irish Pensions Landscape Prize (1983); James Adam Salesroom Award, RHA (1999).
Peter Collis' solo exhibitions include:
1975-77 Emmet Gallery, Dublin
Peter Collis' group exhibitions include:
Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin
Peter Collis' artworks are represented in many collections, including:
In addition, his paintings reside in private collections of Irish art worldwide, including: France, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Germany, Jersey, UK, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Canada and Japan.
Most Expensive Painting By Peter Collis
The auction record for a work by Peter Collis was set in 2007, when one of his still life paintings, entitled Still Life With Black Bottles, was sold at James Adams, in Dublin, for €16,000.
More Information About Visual Arts in Ireland
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see: Irish Artists: Paintings and Biographies.
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