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Tom Byrne was born in Dublin in 1962. He studied at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, where he trained in the Bauhaus tradition, a revolutionary 20th century school of artistic training which integrated craftsmanship, art and technology. Tom Byrne describes, “religion, politics and celebrity all play equally important roles in my work”. His [...]

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Tom Byrne was born in Dublin in 1962. He studied at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, where he trained in the Bauhaus tradition, a revolutionary 20th century school of artistic training which integrated craftsmanship, art and technology. Tom Byrne describes, “religion, politics and celebrity all play equally important roles in my work”. His [...]

350.00

Framed Eamonn Ceannt painting by Tom Byrne 22.5" (57cm) x 27.25" (69cm)

Graham Knuttel

Graham Knuttel

1,200.00

Graham Knuttel is a highly collectible and internationally acclaimed sculptor turned painter. He was born in Dublin in 1954 and attended the Dun Laoghaire School of Art where he discovered his love for figurative, representational painting. He also became involved in sculpting, which he did out of necessity in order to pass his final year [...]

1,850.00

Norman Teeling Teeling is one of Ireland’s leading impressionist painters. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1944, Teeling graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1975 with a degree in Fine Art. After graduating, he began a successful career as a teacher, stage set designer ,sign writer and cartoonist for two national papers [...]

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Kernoff is one of Ireland's most distinguished artists.

450.00

John F Skelton was influenced at an early age by his father the renowned Irish artist, John Skelton. He started painting at the age of eight and upon leaving school, studied at the National College of Art and Design, graduating with an honours Diploma in Fine Arts in 1976. He then traveled to Europe and [...]

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Framed Joseph Plunkett painting by Tom Byrne 22.5" (57cm) x 27.25" (69cm)

250.00

Lifeguard stand Amagansett Long Island Drawing by Hector Mcdonnell H:6" W:9"

Irish Paintings

Markey Robinson

950.00

Markey, now well established as one of Ireland’s leading names in art, had brushes with careers of all kinds, but it was to art that Markey dedicated nearly all of his life. He ultimately has become one of the most recognisable and consistently saleable painters in Ireland. Although he originally lived and worked in Belfast, [...]

1,250.00

Robinson was born in BelfastNorthern Ireland, the son of a house painter.[2] He trained at the Belfast College of Art.[1] He took part in boxing matches, under the name "Boyo Marko", and later worked as a merchant seaman.[1] Robinson's first exhibitions were in Belfast during World War II. He became better known through over 20 exhibitions of his work at the Oriel Gallery in Dublin, where he used the upstairs framing room as his studio. As well as a steady stream of sales of individual pictures. The Royal Hibernian Academy was another prominent venue for exhibition of his work. He also had a long record of one-man-shows in other venues both in Ireland and elsewhere. Markey's designs for stained glass can be seen over the entrance to the Oriel Gallery and also in the window designed by him in the late 1970s. More than 400 Markey Robinson works can be seen in the online archive catalogues of Whytes Irish Art Auctions His paintings cover a wide range of subjects, but there are certain recurring features. These may appear separately or in combination.

  • Village scenes of white cottages in which the white gable end of the cottage is distinctive. Frequently, there are no windows visible in these cottages.
  • Women wearing dark shawls - no facial features are visible
  • Sailboats, normally with dark brown sails, or sometimes white sails
  • Jugs feature prominently in his still life paintings
  • Circus clowns
He painted the inhabited countryside with flat muted colour in almost abstract, almost geometrical compositions. Robinson died in Belfast, aged 80. In May 2008, the Taoiseach (the Irish Prime Minister), Brian Cowen TD, officially opened a restropective exhibition of Robinson's work at the Oriel Gallery. Entitled Markey at the Oriel the exhibition featured paintings and sculpture from the 1950s onwards. A 160-page catalogue on the artist by Paul O'Kelly accompanied the exhibition. In recent years his works have become popular, and widely faked, as his style is relatively easy to copy. His earlier works are more difficult to fake as they are quite detailed. Robinson was very resourceful in sourcing painting materials and many of his works are on bits of plywood or cardboard discarded by shopkeepers. Many of his best works were painted around the 1960s. Towards the end of his life Robinson painted many of the same paintings again and again as he was guaranteed a good price from them. It is estimated that he produced over 10,000 works of art. He never kept any of his paintings. His daughter Annie is also a popular artist and her works are often inspired by Markey.