Paul Henry

Paul Henry, 'Launching the Currach', 1910-11.

Paul Henry (1876 – 1958)
19th February – 18th May 2003.

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Paul Henry (1876-1958) is Ireland's most renowned landscape painter and this was the largest ever exhibition of the artist's work which comprised over 100 oils and works on paper, drawn from the National Gallery’s collection and from public and private collections in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US.

The exhibition was selected and curated by Dr. S.B. Kennedy, Head of Fine and Applied Art at the Ulster Museum, Belfast. He is the author of a recent biography on Paul Henry, and wrote an extensive catalogue to accompany this exhibition, illustrated with many of the great subjects, such as the spectacular landscapes of Achill, Connemara, Killary Harbour and Donegal. "Paul Henry is the most important Irish landscape painter of the twentieth century. Almost single-handedly he defined a view of the Irish landscape, in particular that of the West, that remains as convincing to modern eyes as it was in his own time," says Dr. Kennedy.

Exhibition Catalogue:
Paul Henry
© 2003 National Gallery of Ireland
Editors Dr. SB Kennedy and Dr. Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch
Published by the National Gallery of Ireland in association with Yale University Press
Sponsored by FBD Insurance
ISBN 0 300 09945 2