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    Watercolours, sketches and oil paintings from the studio of Fergus O’Ryan, who died in 1989 and was at one time one of Ireland’s most popular artists, are at a timed online sale at James Adam in Dublin until April 21. The “Travels, Painter and Palette” sale draws on his love of travel and penchant for locations that were off the beaten track. There are Dublin and Connemara views as well as work from France, Spain, Greece and Italy.   He and his wife May were keen hikers and much of his work is from the 1950’s, before mass travel and tourism began. He painted in Girona and Salamanca in Spain and made art in Venice and Santorini. Estimates range from €100-€800 and proceeds will be donated to Our Lady’s Hospice. Born in 1910 Fergus O’Ryan studied at the School of Art in his native Limerick, moved to Dublin, lectured at the National College of Art and was a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy.

    UPDATE: THE auction was completely sold out. Many lots sold above estimate and the top lot was a view of the 12 Pins in Connemara which made €3,400 at hammer.

    A view, possibly Santorini. UPDATE: THIS MADE €480 AT HAMMER

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