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Patrick Pye RHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Patrick Pye RHA

Lived: 1929 - 2018

Categories: Religious Themes

Artist Biography

Patrick Pye was born in England but grew up in Dublin. He started painting in 1943 under the sculptor Oisin Kelly, and later studied at the  National College of Art. In 1957 he won the Mainie Jellett Scholarship, which enabled him to travel extensively in Europe.  It was while on visit to the National Museum in Barcelona that he became influenced by Romanesque Catalan art, and this turned his attention to Christian iconography. He also studied stained glass at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Holland under Alberrt Troost.

Patrick Pye has completed many major commissions on religious themes, including those at Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick; Church of the Ressurrection, Belfast; Convent of Mercy, Cookstown, Co.Tyrone; and Fossa chapel, Killarney. A triptych illustrating man’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden hangs at Bank of Ireland headquaters on Baggot Street in Dublin, and he made the Stations of the Cross for Ballycasheen church in Killarney.

Pye’s faith has provided an underlying context for most of his work, although this is not always evident. In 2005 Pye was awarded a D.Phil by Maynooth University. He is founding member of Aosdana, of which he became a member in 1981. He lives and works in Tallaght, Dublin.


Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 86

Patrick Pye RHA (1929-2018) An Abraham Triptych Etching, 37 ...

Estimate Price €400.00 - €600.00

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Patrick Pye Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929) The Implements of the Passion Oil and tempera on canvas, 78 x 65.5cm, (3...

Hammer Price €6,000.00

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Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929) Late Summer, Piperstown II Oil on canvas, 101.5 x 124cm (40 x 48¾'') Si...

Hammer Price €5,000.00

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Patrick Pye RHA (1929-2018) Abraham's Sacrifice Triptych, oil and pastel on card, 48cm x 82cm (19...

Hammer Price €4,200.00

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Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929) Altarpiece of the Annunciation Tempera on panel, polyptych, 67 x 24cm ea...

Hammer Price €3,600.00

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Patrick Pye RHA (b.1929) The Blessing Mixed media, 87 x 69cm (34¼ x 27¼'') Signed and dated 1952

Hammer Price €3,200.00

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