Felim Egan

Felim Egan was born in Tyrone and studied at Belfast, Portsmouth and Slade School of Art London. He then spent a year at the British School in Rome. He returned to Dublin in the early 1980s and has remained since achieving great commercial success after his early recognition representing Ireland at the 11th Biennale de Paris in 1980 and soon after the san Paulo Biennale in 1985.

His artworks, in the most part, are minimal abstract works which recollect Russian Constructivism. For a time Egan included figures but relinquished these for his favoured minimal style. His paintings are built up layer by thin layer of paint with ground stone powder mixed with acrylic. He exhibited predominantly in Dublin and Glasgow during 1980s, notably at ROSC ’84.

Among his achievements, Egan won the UNESCO prize in Paris in 1993 and the Premiere Prize at Cagnes-sur-Mer in 1995. His work is in a number of important collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the collection of the European Parliament. He has received many public works commissions, including Dublin Castle, National Gallery of Ireland and Meeting House Square. He was celebrated with a major exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 1996 and at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. He is a member of Aosdána.
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