Artist Spotlight- Michael Mulcahy

Artist Spotlight- Michael Mulcahy

10 June

Michael Mulcahy is a renowned expressionist artist that has represented Ireland all over the world. He is best known for his unique and expressive paintings which combine rich colour and distinct lines. Mulcahy was born in Cork in 1952 and was educated at the Crawford Municipal School of Art and the National College of Art and Design. In 1994 his career took off, with two major national exhibitions at the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Taylor Galleries, both in Dublin. Beyond Ireland, Mulcahy has also exhibited his work in New York, Paris, London, Brussels and at the Museum of Modern Art in Seoul. Most notably, Mulcahy represented Ireland in 2009 at the Sydney Biennale (an international festival of contemporary art) and has illustrated two books of poetry for the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins. The president has said, on national television, that “Michael Mulcahy is one of our very best artists. Some of his paintings are among my favourites”. Throughout his career he has amassed many awards, most notably receiving membership to Aosdana, the highest honour given to Irish Artists.

Top Painting Pick: Lot 454- JAMES O’CONNOR, (IRISH CONTEMPORARY), “Still life with Chrysanthemums and Copper Kettle”, oil on canvas, c. 20 x 24″.
The cheery yellow chrysanthemums in this piece will brighten any wall in your home.