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    This painting of The Yard at Ross Castle, Connemara in May is from an exhibition composed of previously unexhibited works by Luke Dillon-Mahon (1917-1997) at Panter and Hall, Pall Mall, London until May 21.  On graduation from Cambridge the artist studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and after serving in the war joined the advertising agency Mather and Crowther in London. He returned to Ireland in 1954 to help establish the Arks advertising agency.  On the death of his mother Luke Dillon-Hall took over the family estate at Clonbrock, Co. Galway, moved there permanently in the 1970’s, and downsized to a home near Moycullen in 1976. Instrumental in forming the Galway branch of The Samaritans he became its Irish director. After moving to Galway he painted more but few of his works were exhibited. The artist Derek Hill saw a number of them in the 1990’s and offered to arrange an exhibition, but this idea was rejected. Since 2011 there has been several successful exhibitions in the UK, including one at the Star Gallery organised by the Sir Denis Mahon Foundation.  The late renowned art historian Denis Mahon was his cousin.

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