Irish Artist Directory

Michael Farrell (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Michael Farrell

Lived: 1940 - 2000

Categories: Figurative, Portraits

Artist Biography

Born in Kells, Co. Meath, Michael Farrell studied in London at St. Martin’s School of Art and later at Colchester College of Art. Visits to Donegal, London, Paris and New York in the mid-1960s resulted in an innovative body of work, related to Celtic themes. His diverse range evolves from an objective, abstract formalism, exemplified in the Celtic and Pressé works, to a more subjective figurative expression evidenced in the Pressé Politique and Miss O'Murphy/Madonna Irlanda series.  As an artist he was concerned with issues surrounding Irish identity, culture, history and politics.

He has received a number of awards internationally over the past four decades, and was elected a member of Aosdána in 1987. His work is included in important collections both in Ireland and abroad, for example the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Hugh Lane Gallery, the Ulster Museum, the City Museum of Manchester Art Gallery, and the Pompidou Centre and Musée d’Art Modern in Paris. 

Michael Farrell Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Michael Farrell (1940-2000) The Third Very Real Irish Political Picture - Miss O'Murphy, d'apres ...

Hammer Price €15,000.00

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Michael Farrell (1940-2000) La Rencontre Oil on canvas, 130 x 81cm (51¼ x 31¾) Signed and dated...

Hammer Price €7,500.00

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Michael Farrell (1945-2000) Study 1966 Oil on Canvas, unframed, 61 x 61cms Signed, titled and ins...

Hammer Price €4,200.00

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Michael Farrell (1940-2000) James Joyce & Picasso au Caf? De Flore Etching and lithograph, 65 x 6...

Hammer Price €840.00

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MICHAEL FARRELL (1940-2000)The Knee CapLithograph, 111/120, 54 x 75cmSigned

Hammer Price €800.00

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