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Alexander, Douglas

Ballard, Brian
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Even though Sean was born in Dublin, Sligo has been McSweeney's adopted home for many years, and he draws great inspiration from the beauty of its landscape. His work reveals a fascination with the changing nature of the light on the mountains, the sea and the boglands, and he seems most at home in the miniature world of brackish pools, the shoreline and wild flowers. He can be described as a semi abstract painter. He has been the recipient of many awards including The Oireachtas Award (1968), The George Campbell Travelling Award (1980), the Carroll Award, IELA (1987), winner of The Claremorris Open Exhibition (1987/1988) and in 1989 he was awarded Bonn An Oireachtas.

In addition to his many solo and group exhibitions in Ireland, Seán's work has been shown abroad in Scotland and Wales in 1971 in "The Celtic Triangle" and "The Delighted Eye Exhibition"; "A Sense of
Ireland", London, 1980; Cagnes-sur-Mer, France in 1985; Beverly Hills, California in 1986 and at the Bicentennial Celebrations (Australia) in 1988. There was a Major Retrospective of his work at the Galway Arts Festival in 1990 and the RHA Gallery, Dublin.


Exhibition History

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2002 Taylor Galleries, Dublin (also 2000, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1988, 1986, 1984, 1982)
2001 John Martin of London Gallery, Vangard Gallery, Cork (also 1998, 1992)
2000 Fenderesky Gallery, Beltast (also 1995)
1990 Retrospective 1965-1990, Galway Arts Festival & RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
1977 Dawson Gallery, Dublin (also 1975, 1973, 1969, 1967, 1965)
1975 The Kenny Gallery, Galway (also 1992, 1987, 1985, 1976)


Selected Two-Person Exhibitions:

2004 The Kenny Gallery Galway with Diarmuid Delargy
1998 Romanischen Kellers, Salzburg with Charles Tyrrell
1996 RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin & Model Arts Centre, Sligo with Conor Fallon
1992 Taylor Galleries, Dublin with Charles Brady


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2002 Living Landscape: European Topographies, West Cork Arts Centre:
An Tuireann Arts Centre, Isle of Skye & Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow
2001 Painting Landscape, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
2001 Boyle Arts Festival Exhibition selected by Seán McSweeney
1999 8 Painters from Ireland, John Martin of London Gallery
1995 Poetic Land-Political Territory, NCCA, Sunderland toured England, Scotland & Wales
1995 'An Dámhlann, A Kenny Gallery
1990 Contemporary Artists from Ireland, Austin Desmond Fine Art Gallery, London
1985 Fourteenth Festival of Painting, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France
1980 The Delighted Eye, Irish Painting and Sculpture at the 7092s, Earlham Street Gallery, London
1970 Landscape Then and Now, Arts Council touring exhibition
1969 Irish Exhibition ot Living Art (also 1967, 1966, 1963, 1962)He is a honorary memebr of the RHA.















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