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    Youghal, Co. Cork by Norah McGuinness. UPDATE: THIS MADE 3,800 AT HAMMER

    The Cubist influence is apparent in Norah McGuinness’s painting of Youghal, Co. Cork which comes up as lot number 2 at Morgan O’Driscoll’s online sale next Tuesday evening.  The medium is gouache, the painting measures 14″ x 18.3″ and it is estimated at €1,500-€2,500. Born in Co. Londonderry Norah McGuinness studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art and Chelsea Polytechnic. She worked in Dublin as an illustrator and stage designer in the 1920’s and went to Paris on the advice of Mainie Jellett in 1929 to study with Andre Lhote.  In the 1930’s McGuinness lived and worked in London and New York before returning to Ireland in 1939 and settling in Dublin.  Associated in Ireland with the modern movement in Ireland she  helped found the Irish Exhibition of Living Art.

    This high summer season sale of 256 lots runs until next Tuesday evening (August 3).   From an etching by Sean Scully to a landscape by James Arthur O’Connor the choice is wide and designed to suit all tastes. A brooding Co. Down landscape by Dan O’Neill stands in sharp contrast to a photo realist work by Eileen Meagher of the Erriff River at Delphi in Co. Mayo. There is work by Kenneth Webb, Pauline Bewick, Patrick Scott, Percy French, Mark O’Neill, Barrie Cooke, Mildred Anne Butler and many more acclaimed Irish artists and sculptors.

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