London Irish Painting

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Paintings of ‘The Quiet Men’ - five London Irish painters: Bernard Canavan, John Duffin, Dermot Holland, Brian Whelan and the late Daniel Carmody. ‘The Quiet Men’ is in reference to the remarkable fact that much of the UK’s historical literature on immigration to England, Scotland and Wales neglects the significance of the Irish. This omission is reflected in the visual arts as well.

“The Irish World is delighted to sponsor the Quiet Men book, which we hope will bring a unique collection of paintings to a wider audience. The paintings examine the experience of Irish people who left Ireland for Britain in the 20th Century, and are as full of humour as they are pain. The Irish World continues to champion the talents of Irish men and women in all walks of life.” -- Paddy Cowan.

Thirty-two pages in perfect binding with full profiles of the 5 artists and 26 full colour reproductions.

Reviews

“It is a fine evocation of that lost time and a true record of their lives”  Edna O’Brien, Irish novelist

“...beautiful!” Maryanne Erwin, Curator, Villanova University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

“...fantastic”, Carol Swords, Programmer, PM Gallery, Ealing, London, UK

“Looking at a Whelan painting is like looking at a stained glass window, through the eyes of Bart Simpson.”
Writer and critic Steven Martin

“wise, witty and affectionate paintings which range from religious iconography to images of his home city of London.”
Ian Collins, writer

“Whelan’s art rescues the rich treasury of Catholic iconography from the fog of syncretist, solipsistic thinking.”
Martin Boland, Dean of Brentwood Cathedral

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