Hughie O’Donoghue

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In this print by artist Hughie O’Donoghue a mysterious face emerges from the centre of a darkened ground. The print is part of a series of ‘yellow’ works which O’Donoghue likens to the directness. This print was presented on the occasion of a major exhibition of his work at IMMA in 2009


Born in Manchester in 1953 and now based in Ireland, Hughie O’Donoghue has been exhibiting internationally since 1982, gaining a reputation as one of the leading painters of his generation. His paintings, prints and drawings reflect his deep identification with his father’s experiences as a soldier in World War II in Europe, with an equally profound homage to the heroic tradition in Western painting, and national history. His representations of the human body and the landscape tend to be highly abstracted. O’Donoghue’s paintings are included in important public collections, including the National Gallery, London, the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and the Arts Council of England. Recent exhibitions include Lost Histories: Imagined Realities, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, 2008; Parables, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 2008 and The Geometry of Paths, James Hyman Gallery, London, 2008

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A fully illustrated catalogue, includes interview with the artist by Seán Kissane, a poem inspired by Blue Crucifixion by Gerard Smyth, Managing Editor of The Irish Times, and foreword by Enrique Juncosa, Director, IMMA


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Yellow Man, 2009

  • Carborundum limited edition on Moulin de Gue paper
  • 47cm x 62 cm, printed in colour from 3 plates
  • Signed and numbered by artist
  • Edition of 40
  • Published by IMMA Editions in association with Stoney Road Press

  • €650 full price
  • €585 IMMA members price