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Daniel O'Neill

Romanticism & Friendships

DANIEL O’NEILL ROMANTICISM & FRIENDSHIPS  Monograph by Karen Reihill  November 2020 sees the publication of the first monograph on the life of Irish artist Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974) and marks the Centenary year of his birth. Born during the War of Independence, the story begins with O’Neill’s first attempts to exhibit in his native city of Belfast during World War II with fellow artists and life-long friends, Gerard Dillon and George Campbell.  Considered a mysterious and enigmatic figure during his lifetime, new material shines light on O’Neill’s personal struggles and his complex relationship with his dealer, Victor Waddington. As well as his solo exhibitions, this publication explores O’Neill’s participation in mixed exhibitions of Irish art sponsored by Waddington and the new Irish Arts Council which took place in Ireland, UK, Europe, North America and Canada. In addition to Dillon and Campbell, other  artists included in O’Neill’s story are Colin Middleton, Arthur Campbell, Marke
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Daniel O'Neill

Romanticism & Friendships

By Karen Reihill

Daniel O'Neill Romanticism & Friendships

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