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Gerald Davis

Gerald Davis (1938 - 2005). Gerald Davis was one of the leading semi-abstract artists in Ireland. He had over 150 solo shows to his credit as well as innumerable group exhibitions both in Ireland and abroad. 

Gerald Davis represented his country many times and, in 1977 was awarded the Irish Arts Council's Douglas Hyde Gold Medal for historical painting. His paintings are in many important corporate, public and private collections throughout the world and in the watercolour and National Self-Portrait collections in Limerick. He lectured on Irish art and literature, with emphasis on Joyce and Beckett, and was a  member of the International Association of Art Critics. Through writings and  radio/TV broadcasts, he reported on several aspects of the arts and Irish Jewish life.

"Gerald Davis is a leading light in Irish contemporary painting. His abstracts ostensibly engage with landscape but also involve the human figure, or representations of the human that hint ambiguously at landscape images recalling the Celtic idea of the marriage between landscape and mortality. The use of painting and colour conveys an intriguing sense of elements in flux. Restrained magic seems to be at work, and the tantalizing notion of other images suggested behind and within those Davis offers us."
Fred Johnston, Sunday Times, 1997