The Francis Tansey Collection

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The contemporary Irish abstract painter Francis Tansey was born in Dublin in 1959 and has been one of the most popular Irish artists over the last two decades.
He studied at the National College of Art and Design in (1978-1983) specializing in abstract art and in 1985 he became the first Artist in Residence, at The Butler Gallery, Co. Kilkenny, where his brightly coloured geometric acrylic painting’s caused great interest.

Tansey's unique distillation and interpretation of Colourism, gained him immediate recognition worldwide and particularly in Ireland. He first rose to prominence with his inclusion in R.O.S.C. in 1988 as the youngest artist ever to have exhibited in this prestigious International Exhibition. Has had numerous exhibitions from around the world including the Solomon gallery in London.