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    Geraniums on the Windowsill by Martin McKeown.









    An exhibition on of work by the late Northern

    Irish artist Martin MacKeown (1931-2003).runs at the Ava Gallery until October 7.

    Adams at Clanedeboye has begun its autumn schedule with over 60 previously unseen

    paintings by the artist, drawn from his studio.


    Student and cyclamen by Martin McKeown.









    It is Martin McKeown’s first solo exhibition in Northern Ireland for over 50 years.  His first two-man show was at CEMA (Arts Council Galleries) at Belfast in 1952 with Basil Blackshaw, with whom he shared a studio on Adelaide Street. He won a scholarship from the Belfast College of Art to study at

    Edinburgh College of Art and won a scholarship there that that took him across Europe. His artistic influences include Albert Marquet, Andre Derain and Pierre Bonnard.  McKeown travelled widely in Europe, returned to painting seriously in the late 1980’s and exhibited in London and Belfast.

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