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    BRITISH MUSEUM COLLECTS CORK ARTIST

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020

    The Cork artist and printmaker Edward Twohig has scored the singular honour of being collected by the British Museum.  And now the Victoria and Albert Museum is planning to take a look at his studio.  The British Museum, whose collection charts the development of graphic art in Europe from the 1400’s and includes work by Durer,  Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya and Picasso, has just acquired 12 prints by Edward Twohig. “This is unheard of and most gratifying, a validation of over 30 years commitment to printmaking” he said. Among the works are Quietness drawn from Mount Desert Woods in Cork and Meteor Shower, Knockmealdown Mountains. Both date to 2015.  The artist, who is now Head of Art at Marlborough College in Wiltshire where the Duchess of Cambridge went to school, graduated from the Crawford in 1990 and holds an MA from Chelsea College of Art.  He works directly from nature in places that resonate for him. His work is in museums and galleries including the Crawford in Cork, the Ashmolean in Oxford, the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge, the collection of Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, the Museo des Bellas Artes in Caracas and the Azerbaijan National Museum. A trustee of Bankside Gallery in London he has been a member of the Royal Society of Printmakers since 2016.

    Edward Twohig – Quietness – Mount Desert Woods