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Our Featured
Artists

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Alexander, Douglas

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Ballard, Brian
Behan, John
Bewick, Pauline
Blackshaw, Basil
Brocquy, Louis Le
Brady, Charles
Brohan, James
Brophy, Elizabeth

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Carey, Joseph William
Carrick, Desmond
Casey, Comhghall
Collis, Peter
Cope, Elizabeth
Craig, James
Crozier, William
Cunningham, Grace

Curling, Peter

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Davis, Gerald
Donovan, Jack

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Egginton, Frank
English, James

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Finnin, Martin
Flood, Kevin

Fox, Bob
French, Percy


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Gillespie, George

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Hamilton, Ken
Hamilton, Letitia
Hayes, Edwin
Higgins, R.B.
Hone, Evie


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Kenny, Alan
Kingerlee, John
Klitz, Tony

Knuttel, Graham

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Leonard, Patrick

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Maccabe, Gladys
MacGonigal, Maurice
Maderson, Arthur K.
McAllister, Therese
McGuinness, William B.
Maguire, Cecil
Maile, Ben

McCaig, Norman
McGrane, Henry
McSweeney, Sean
Minihan, John
Mooney, Martin
Moroney, Ken


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O'Malley, Tony
O'Neill, Mark


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Robinson, Markey
Rothwell, Richard
Russell, George
Ryan, Thomas


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Pye, Patrick

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Schwatschke, John
Shawcross, Neil

Steyn, Stella


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Teskey, Donald

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Webb, Kenneth
Wilks, Maurice


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Yeats, Jack B.
Young, Mabel


The Arthur K. Maderson Collection

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Treasures,

39 Church Street,

Athlone,

Co.Westmeath,

Ireland.

 

Tel: (00353)906475762

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Arthur K. Maderson
A Puddle Tallow
Oil on Board
8" x 8"

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Arthur K. Maderson
Into The Shadow Le Vigan
Oil on Board
8.5" x 8.5"

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Arthur K. Maderson
Below The Old Bridge Aveze France
Oil on Board
23" x 23"

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Arthur K. Maderson
The Night Market Le Vigan
Oil on Board
11.5" x 11.5"

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Arthur K. Maderson
Evening Shadows Tallow
Oil on Board
8.5" x 8.5"

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Arthur K. Maderson
Evening Tallow
Oil on Board
16" x 16"

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Arthur K. Maderson
Evening Tallow Horse Fair
Oil on Board
12" x 12"


Biography

Arthur K. Maderson is without doubt one of the foremost figurative impressionist painters working in Europe today. He was born in 1942, in London, England. He studied Fine Art from 1959 to 1963 at Camberwell School of Art, London, where in 1963 he won the Anna Berry Award, in open competition with final year graduates from all leading Art schools in England. His parallel interest in both psychology and psychiatry led him into the field of art therapy.He was an Art Therapist for nine years at Park Prewett Psychiatric Hospital, Basingstoke, Hampshire. Although he continued to paint on a regular basis, it was only in 1982, at the age of 40, that he felt sufficiently confident to exhibit. From this period, he has enjoyed considerable success with all major shows being sold out.His success in the UK has been replicated in the Republic where his reputation as a painter of distinction and passion is firmly established. Reclusive by nature, Arthur does not move in ‘artistic circles’ give interviews or take any interest in discussing, let alone promoting his work. He works at a frantic pace with dedication, determination and unflagging vigour and energy.Arthur has exhibited at the Royal Academy, The Royal West of England Academy (where in 1987 he won the Cornellisen Award) and the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin (winning the Abbey Studio Award for the most distinguished painting in 1993). He has represented Ireland in a number of prestigious shows. Arthur has written numerous articles for magazines and has been a major contributor to a series of books on painting including The Encyclopaedia of Oil Painting Techniques by Jeremy Galton, Light by Lucy Willis and Modern Oil Impressionists by Ron Ranson ( where he was included in a list of 17 of the world’s most successful and popular figurative painters). He has also appeared in International Artist Magazine. A strong advocate of figurative painting, which is currently enjoying a re-emergence, he feels convinced that such painting can be robust, exciting and passionate. Above all, he never under estimates the visual intelligence of the spectator, who plays a shared perceptual role in reconstructing an image. What distinguishes Arthur’s work from others is his commitment to the richness and complexity of the visual world. Arthur is quite exclusive in arguing that we see primarily fragments of what he calls ‘raw information’, which embody often contradictory and ambiguous possibilities. The viewer completes the task of interpretation and as such, is deeply involved in the art of looking. In short he conceives of the world as existing primarily as values which may or may not become understood objects.His task is therefore, to organise into painterly statement values; what we do with these values is to a large extent not his concern, but ours. His single minded ambition has always been to reconstruct the world in terms of rich, fully integrated raw information. The overwhelming tendency is for painters to see what they believe to be there, rather than believing in what they actually see. In this he is quite unique and helps explain the distinctive quality of his work, which is quite unlike others, he throws the process of understanding the world as existing of separate objects into reverse.In an article he wrote for the ‘International Artist Magazine’ in 1999 he said - “For me painting is essentially a mysterious process, hovering strangely between a thought and a thing. A journey into the unknown which happens when 3 elements combine, first sensor information, second the painter’s response to the initial information, and lastly the organisational demands of the picture itself, as a separate independent entity. The final arrangement of the pigment is simply telling evidence of the intensity and delicacy of this process”. History will judge Arthur as being one of the great painters of our time.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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