Irish Artist Directory

Edward Delaney (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Edward Delaney

Lived: 1930 - 2009

Categories: Sculptures, Bronze Castings,

Artist Biography

Best known for his public sculptures such as The Family and Wolfe Tone in St. Stephen’s Green, Edward Delaney was born in Claremorris, Co. Mayo and studied at the National College of Art and Design  and received funding from the Art Council of Ireland to study casting in Germany. Delaney is considered one of Ireland’s most important sculptors of the 20th century and received various awards such as the Arts Council of Ireland Sculpture Prize in 1962 and 1964, the Bavarian State Foreign Students Sculpture Prize in 1958, and scholarships including the West German Fellowship for Sculpture in 1956-7 and an Italian Government Scholarship for Scupture in 1959-60.

Delaney gained a reputation abroad through showing not only at major Dublin galleries such as Hendriks, the RHA and Solomon, but through showing work in New York, Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Budapest. Also known for his works on paper, major collection that include his work include the Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin, OPW, AIB, Bank of Ireland, The Central Bank, The Arts Council of Ireland, Ulster Museum, Waterford Museum, First National Bank of Chicago, First National Bank of New York and KLM Airline Headquarters.

Edward Delaney Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Edward Delaney RHA (1930-2009) King & Queen Bronze on granite base, two figures, 250/260 x 61 x 6...

Hammer Price €160,000.00

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Edward Delaney RHA (1930-2009) Anna Bronze on granite base, 117cm x 112cm (46 x 44'' including ba...

Hammer Price €38,000.00

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Edward Delaney RHA (b.1930) C?chulainn and Hound Bronze with mid-brown patina on a stone base, 66...

Hammer Price €21,000.00

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Edward Delaney RHA (1930-2009) Running Figure Bronze on granite base, 135 x 38 x 61cm (53 x 15 x ...

Hammer Price €21,000.00

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Edward Delaney (b.1930) Standing Figure Bronze with verdigris patination, 94cm (37'') high (not i...

Hammer Price €17,000.00

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