Irish Artist Directory

Peter Collis RHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Peter Collis RHA

Lived: 1929 - 2012

Categories: Landscapes, Still Life, and Seascape

Artist Biography

Born in London in 1929, Peter Collis studied drawing and painting at Epsom College of Art between 1949 and 1952. He moved to Ireland in 1969 working for the Shell Oil company. His canvasses are characterised by a powerful and dramatic style influenced by masters such as Paul Cezanne, whom he adored, and Maurice de Vlaminck. In contrast to the traditional realistic depictions of the Irish countryside, Collis employed a bold brush and brought a strong expressive energy to his landscapes.

He was particularly fond of Killiney, and its bay, and of the Wicklow countryside. The Sugar Loaf mountain became a familiar motif in his work. He also composed striking still lifes, of groups of green pears and vivid red apples, with a distinctive European quality.

In 1990, he was elected a full member of the Royal Hibernian Academy, having first exhibited there in 1971. He also exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy Summer show in London. In Dublin, Collis was represented by the Solomon Gallery in Dublin and by the John Martin Gallery in London.  He died in 2012.

His paintings are found in many public collections, including those of AIB, Bank of Ireland, Limerick University, University College Dublin, the Office of Public Works and in many private collections. 

Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 52

Peter Collis RHA (1929-2012) Still Life with Fruit, Bottle a...

Estimate Price €3,000.00 - €4,000.00

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Peter Collis Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Peter Collis RHA (b.1929) Still Life with Apples and Pears Oil on canvas, 59.5cm x 59.5cm (23.5 x...

Hammer Price €9,000.00

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Peter Collis, RHA, (b.1929) Snow at Glencree III Oil on board, 71 x 78.5cm, (28 x 31'') Signed Ar...

Hammer Price €7,200.00

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Peter Collis (b. 1929) Wicklow Landscape Oil on board, 40 x 49cm (15.75 x 19.25'') Signed

Hammer Price €7,200.00

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Peter Collis, RHA, (b.1929) Muckish Mountain Oil on canvas, 71 x 91cm, (28 x 36'') Signed

Hammer Price €7,200.00

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Peter Collis RHA (1929-2012) Still life with fruit and painting Oil on canvas, 71 x 91cm (28 x 35...

Hammer Price €7,000.00

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