George Wallace (1920-2009) was an Irish-Canadian artist who specialised in printmaking and sculpture. Through powerful imagery he commented on everything from the boredom of suburban life to human vulnerability and ageing. At times humorous, and always insightful, these works are both personal and universal.
In this podcast, the artist’s son Kit Wallace speaks to Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints and Drawings. Their conversation offers a fascinating insight into Wallace's life and how certain themes are manifested in his work. Anne and Kit also discuss the Wallace family’s generous gift, of over 250 prints and drawings, presented to the National Gallery of Ireland in 2016.
This podcast was recorded in November 2020 to mark the exhibition George Wallace: Reflections on Life.
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George Wallace: Talking Heads
Curator Anne Hodge discusses Wallace's printed heads
National Gallery of Ireland at Home: Reflecting Faces
Make your own printed portrait inspired by George Wallace
George Wallace: Reflections on Life
11 September – 13 December 2020