Irish Artist Directory

Patrick Hennessy RHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Patrick Hennessy RHA

Lived: 1915 - 1980

Categories: Still Life, Interiors, Landscapes, Portraits

Artist Biography

Cork artist Patrick Hennessy’s painting skills were recognised early in his career, winning a scholarship to study at Dundee College in Scotland in the mid 1930s, and a further one which enabled him to travel to Paris and Rome. During his time at Dundee he met his future partner, artist Henry Robertson Craig and both were taught by James McIntosh Patrick RSA.

Hennessy travelled widely throughout Europe and to Morocco, but returned to Ireland in 1939, dividing his time between Cork and Dublin, where he joined the Society of Dublin Painters and exhibited regularly at the Hendriks Gallery. From 1941 he exhibited regularly at the RHA and he was elected a member of the Academy in 1949. His style has been associated with Surrealism while his subjects range from still life and interiors to landscapes and portraits.

His works can be found in major public collections such as the National Gallery of Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Hugh Lane Gallery, Ulster Museum and Crawford Gallery.  

Patrick Hennessy was included in Adam's loan exhibition 'A Celebration of Irish Art and Modernism' (2011).

Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 58

Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915 - 1980) Seagull and Rose Oil on c...

Estimate Price €3,000.00 - €5,000.00

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Patrick Hennessy Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980) The Bronze Horses of Saint Marks (1953) Oil on canvas, 101 x 76...

Hammer Price €32,000.00

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Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980) Mountain Summit Oil on canvas, 63 x 89cm (25 x 35'') Signed, num...

Hammer Price €21,000.00

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Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980) Still Life with Apples and Roses on a Table Oil on canvas, 52.5 ...

Hammer Price €18,500.00

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Patrick Hennessy, RHA, (1915-1980) Adieu Oil on canvas, 62 x 87cm, (24.25 x 34.25'') Signed Exhib...

Hammer Price €17,000.00

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Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-1980) The Long Road Home, Connemara Oil on canvas, 53.5 x 75.5cm (21 x...

Hammer Price €16,000.00

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