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    The centenary of the birth of artist Dan O’Neill will be marked at the Farmleigh Gallery in Dublin this summer.  This will be the first retrospective of Daniel O’Neill’s work since 1952 and includes many works from private collections unseen at exhibition for over 50 years. It will feature works by his friends and fellow painters Gerard Dillon, Colin Middleton, George Campbell, Nano Reid and others.  Born in Belfast, O’Neill had little orthodox training. He started painting with watercolours at the age of 15 and studied Italian renaissance painters at  Belfast Reference Library.  In 1945 he was taken up by the Dublin dealer, Victor Waddington and  several one man shows followed.  He visited France and moved to London in 1958.  From there his paintings were sent to the Waddington Gallery in Montreal and he showed at the Dawson Gallery in Dublin. In 1970 he exhibited in Belfast and his last two exhibitions were at the Dawson in 1971. He died in March 1974 aged 54.  The show will run from May 10 to July 24. 

    Self on western shore – Daniel O’Neill

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