Title: Twelve Irish Artists
Publisher: Dublin: Victor Waddington Publications Limited
Publication Date: 1940
Edition: 1st Edition
First edition. Printed at the "Sign of the Three Candles", Dublin. Introduction by Thomas Bodkin - Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the Barber Institute in the University of Bermingham. Reproductions of paintings pasted in by J.Humbert Craig - "Coming From Mass"; William Conor - "The Low-Backed Car"; Grace Henry - "The Top of the Hill"; Paul Henry - "Old People Watching a Dance"; Sean Keating - "Half-Flood" (crease in centre of plate); Harry Kernoff - Naylor's Cove Bray"; Charles Lamb - "Hearing the News"; Maurice MacGonigal - "By the Sea"; Frank McKelvey - illustration missing; Dermod O'Brien - "Scuffling the Mangolds"; Sean O'Sullivan - "William Butler Yeats"; Leo Whelan - "A Kerry Cobbler". Short biographies of each artist opposite their illustration. In his introduction Thomas Bodkin suggests that Twelve Irish Artists offers fine material for a judgement on the style and merits of the modern school of Irish pictorial art. They are all painted by men of Irish birth and nationality who have lived and worked all their lives in their native country and drawn their inspiration from scenery and human types which are to them familiar and beloved. Text clean throughout. Illustrations in VG condition. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Ex-library. Library card pasted onto rear ep and library stamp on rear fep. Top and bottom of spine and corners rubbed. Overall condition VG. Bookseller Inventory # 8593
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