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Maurice Desmond (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Maurice Desmond

Lived: 1944 -

Categories: Landscapes, Nudes

Artist Biography

Maurice Desmond was born in Co. Louth and studied at the Limerick School of Art. He exhibited regularly at the Oireachtas shows and the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, where he won a first prize in 1969. Two decades later, he had three solo shows at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork in the 1980s. From early years painting nudes from his time on Sherkin Island and waterfalls in Monard Glen, over the years the palette has darkened and the subject matter has been refined to minute variations on a single theme. Critics have described his work as having a brooding presence and a classical feel.

He has participated in a vast number of group shows both nationally and internationally and solo shows in the Hallward Gallery in Dublin and the Vanguard in Cork. His work is included in major Irish collections including the Crawford Art Gallery, the University of Limerick, the Arts Council, the collection University College Cork and AIB collections.

Maurice Desmond Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Maurice Desmond, 20th Century The King Oil on board, 77.5 x 58cm Signed and dated '67 Maurice De...

Hammer Price €1,300.00

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Maurice Desmond (b.1944) Song of Summer Acrylic on wood, 51 x 63.5cm Signed

Hammer Price €1,300.00

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Maurice Desmond (b.1944) Pale Landscape Oil on board, 29x 35cm Signed Provenance: From the Esta...

Hammer Price €850.00

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Maurice Desmond (b.1944) Mountain in Winter Oil on canvas, 74 x 60cm Signed and dated '73 Proven...

Hammer Price €800.00

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Maurice Desmond (b. 1944) Figure in a Landscape Acrylic on board, 42 x 60.5cm Signed and dated 77...

Hammer Price €750.00

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