One of the hidden gems of the Irish art world, offering a fascinating view of Irish painting in the first half of the twentieth century.
The Collections of the Waterford Gallery of Art form an integral part of the city’s cultural heritage and identity. Formerly known as The Waterford Municipal Art Collection, the collection is acknowledged as one of the oldest and best municipal collections of art in Ireland.
Originally founded as the Waterford Art Museum in 1939, the collection has grown considerably since and it now comprises over 500 works of art. These include paintings, prints, and sculptures – much of which provide a valuable insight into the development of twentieth-century Irish Art.
Significant highlights of the collection include works by Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, Mainie Jellett, Louis Le Brocquy, Letitia Hamilton, Dermod O’Brien, Evie Hone, Mary Swanzy, Charles Lamb, Hilda Roberts, Seán Keating, Eileen Murray, and George Russell (aka. AE), as well as contemporary acquisitions of work by Michael (Ben) Hennessy, Breda Lynch, Hughie O’Donoghue, Donald Teskey, and Kathleen Delaney.
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