Irish Artist Directory

Imogen Stuart RHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Imogen Stuart RHA

Lived: 1927 -

Categories: Sculpture

Artist Biography

The eldest daughter of Germany’s leading art critic of the thirties, Imogen Stuart was born into a cultured Berlin family and began to sculpt from a very early age. After meeting her Irish husband, Ian Stuart, the grandson of the artist Maud Gonne, through her studies in Berlin, she came to Ireland in 1949 and became interested in Irish saints and scholars and their connection to nature.

Stuart works in wood, bronze, stone, steel, clay and terracotta and has regularly exhibited at the annual RHA and Living Art exhibitions. A member of Aosdana since 1981, she was also elected a full member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1990 and Professor of Sculpture by the RHA in 2000.

She is well known for her ecclesiastical artistic work such as the monumental Pope John Paul II in St Patrick's College Maynooth and the carved altar in the University College Cork chapel. Furthermore, she is known for public works such as ‘Fiddler of Dooney’ and the figures located in the Stillorgan shopping centre portraying youth, innocence and joy.

Imogen Stuart's work featured in "Irish Women Artists: 1870 - 1970" (2014) exhibition. Please click here to view the catalogue.

Stuart's work also featured in "Ireland: Her people and landscape" (2012) exhibition.

Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 146

Imogen Stuart RHA (b.1927) Madonna and Child Woodcut, 62 x 4...

Estimate Price €300.00 - €500.00

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Imogen Stuart Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Imogen Stuart RHA (b.1927)The Paralyzed Man let down through the Roof (Mark 2:4)Carved Wood, 46.5...

Hammer Price €3,000.00

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Imogen Stuart RHA (b.1927) Saint Brendan and the Whale Chestnut wood carving, approx. 41 x 57cm (...

Hammer Price €2,800.00

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Imogen Stuart RHA (b.1927) Waiting (2001) Bronze, 20.5cm high (8¼'') Signed and dated 2001. From...

Hammer Price €2,600.00

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Imogen Stuart RHA (b.1927) Saint Brigid Feeding the Poor Bronze relief plaque

Hammer Price €1,400.00

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Imogen Stuart RHA (b.1927) 'Crucifixion Scene' Bronze water font, 19cm high (7½'') Signed and nu...

Hammer Price €1,300.00

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