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    Tempest, a dramatic work by the Limerick artist Donald Teskey, comes up as Lot 14 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale of Important Irish Art which runs to June 28. This large canvas, depicting a wave crashing on a rocky sea shore, is one of Teskey’s most dramatic works and was exhibited at the Hunt Museum in 2016.

    Born in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick in 1956, Donald Teskey studied at the Limerick School of Art from 1974 to 1978. Two years later, his first one person exhibition was held at the Lincoln Gallery in Dublin. In 1984 he was one of the artists selected by Lucy Lippard for the international touring exhibition Divisions, Crossroads, Turns of Mind. After a decade-long gap, and following an inspirational period at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, in 1996. Teskey began to focus on rural rather than urban subjects, painting landscapes rather than the human figure. His style of painting became more expressionistic. Based in Dublin, Teskey was elected a member of the RHA in 2003 and Aosdána in 2006.

    Donald Teskey RHA (b.1956)
    Tempest (2016) (20,000-30,000). UPDATE: THIS MADE €38,000 AT HAMMER

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