Irish Artist Directory

Hilary Heron (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Hilary Heron

Lived: 1923 - 1977

Categories: Sculpture, Bronze, Wood

Artist Biography

Born in Dublin, Heron studied at the National College of Art, where she won the Taylor Scholarship three years in succession, 1944-46, one of only three students to do so since its inception. As a sculptor, she was inspired by Barbar Hepworth and Henry Moore. In 1943 she exhibited at the first Irish Exhibition of Living Art. In 1948 she won the Mainie Jellett memorial Scholarship awarded by the Living Art Exhibition Committee which enabled her to spend the greater part of that year in France and Italy.

She held solo shows at The Victor Waddington Galleries in 1950 & 1953 later exhibiting with him in London. In 1956, at the Venice Biennale, she represented Ireland along with Louis le Brocquy. A friend of Elizabeth Frink (1930-93) since they met in the 1950’s Hilary saw a great deal of her when she went to live in London in 1959, sharing accommodation at 28 Cranley Gardens, South Kensington. Elizabeth Frink lent her a studio, and later visited her in Ireland on several occasions. The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Arts council and the Ulster Museum house examples of her work.

Hilary Heron's work featured in Adam's loan exhibition 'Irish Women Artists: 1870-1970' (2014). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Heron's work was also included in:

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

'Gerard Dillon: Art and Friendships' (2013). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Hilary Heron Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Hilary Heron (1923-1976) Architecture Limestone, 120 x 95cm (47.25 x 37.5'') Signed with monogram...

Hammer Price €7,000.00

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Hilary Heron (1923-1976) Bird Barking (1959) Welded steel

Hammer Price €7,000.00

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Hilary Heron (1923-1977) Drift Stones (1963) Bronze plaque with verdigris patination with found s...

Hammer Price €5,500.00

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Hilary Heron (1923-1977) Crown of Thorns Found pebble and bronze with verdigris patination, 77.5c...

Hammer Price €4,600.00

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Hilary Heron (1923 - 1977) Swimmer Monotype, 17.25 x 38cm (7 x 15'') Signed with monogram verso P...

Hammer Price €1,200.00

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