Irish Artist Directory

Daniel O'Neill (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Daniel O'Neill

Lived: 1920 - 1974

Categories: Romantic, Figurative, Expressionist

Artist Biography

Belfast painter Daniel O’Neill made the decision to paint full time in 1945 having worked as an electrician in the Belfast Shipyard. He first exhibited with Victor Waddington in 1946, and later with the Dawson Gallery in the 1960s. He moved to London in the late 1950s, finally returning to Belfast in 1969 ,  where he continued to paint his highly recognisable portraits of ladies and figures in landscapes. The evocative style and intense colours used by O’Neill make for poignant and expressive pictures, and he has often been described as a romantic painter.  

Daniel O'Neill's work features strongly in the Adam's loan exhibition 'Gerard Dillon: Art and Friendships' (2013). Please click here to view the catalogue, with extensive essay and photographs.

His work also features strongly in 'George Campbell and the Belfast Boys' (2015). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Other exhibitions include:

'Ulster Artists' (2010). Please click here to view the catalogue.

'A Celebration of Irish Art and Modernism' (2011). Please click here to view the catalogue.

'Ireland: Her People and Landscape' (2014). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 27

Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Boy from the North Oil on board, ...

Estimate Price €10,000.00 - €15,000.00

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Lot 33

Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Jeanie (1956) Oil on board, 61 x ...

Estimate Price €10,000.00 - €15,000.00

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Lot 80

Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Flowers Oil on board, 46 x 35cm (...

Estimate Price €6,000.00 - €8,000.00

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Lot 81

Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) And Yet Another Oil on board, 50 ...

Estimate Price €8,000.00 - €12,000.00

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Daniel O'Neill Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Daniel O'Neill (1920 - 1974) The Red Bow Oil on board, 69 x 51cm ( 27 x 20'') Signed Exhibited: N...

Hammer Price €185,000.00

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Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Ellen Oil on board, 61 x 45.5cm, (24 x 17.75'') Signed Provenance: Pu...

Hammer Price €165,000.00

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Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Sisters Oil on board, 35 x 52.5cm, (13.75 x 20.75'') Signed Original ...

Hammer Price €160,000.00

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Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Girl in Large Hat Oil on board, 60 x 45cm (23.5 x 17.75'') Signed bott...

Hammer Price €135,000.00

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Daniel O'Neill (1920-1974) Figure on the Beach, Tyrella Oil on masonite board, 45.5. x 81cm (18 x...

Hammer Price €130,000.00

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