Peter Collis
Irish Landscape Artist, Still Life Painter. Biography, Paintings.

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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
1979-81 Image Gallery, Dublin
1983-84 Lincoln Gallery, Dublin
1986,89,90 Carroll Gallery, Longford
1986,88 Grant Fine Art, Newcastle, Co Down
1987,88 Hendricks Gallery, Dublin
1991 Trinity Gallery, London
1992,94 Fosse Gallery, Cheltenham
1993 Yeats Gallery, Sligo
1995 James Gallery, Dalkey, Co Dublin
1996,98,2000,04 John Martin of London Gallery
1997,99,2002,06 Solomon Gallery, Dublin

Peter Collis' group exhibitions include:

Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin
Royal Academy (RA), London
Irish Art, Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA
Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RSPP), London
United Society of Artists, London
Represented Ireland, Expo ‘92, Seville
Hendricks Gallery, New York, USA
An Oireachteas
Ulster Arts Club
Cork Arts Society
Tulfarris Gallery, Wicklow
Munster Fine Art Exhibition
Figurative Image
Kenny Gallery, Galway
IMMA, Glebe and Butler Galleries
United Arts Club Group
Taylor Galleries, Dublin
Dolan Moore Gallery
Trinity Gallery, London
Austin Desmond Fine Art, London
Fosse Gallery, London
Swift Gallery, N. Ireland
James Gallery, Dalkey
Aer Rianta Arts Festival
Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin
Solomon Gallery, Dublin


Peter Collis' artworks are represented in many collections, including:

Limerick University
University College Dublin, Engineering Faculty
National Self-Portrait Collection
Commissioner of Public Works
Bono of U2

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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