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Tom Ryan (RHA) (1929-2021)


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Framed 31.6 x 24 x 3.6cm
Oil on board
John Pennefather Bequest, 1955

Born in Limerick in 1929, Tom Ryan attended the Limerick school of Art during the 1940’s. Continuing his studies through a scholarship with the National College of Art in Dublin, he studied under Seán Keating and Maurice McGonigle. He first exhibited at the RHA in 1957 and became an associate member in 1968. He was elected President of the RHA in 1982 and served until 1992. Ryan has had many commissions for portraits including Presidents, Taoisigh, Cardinals and Archbishops, Provosts and University Presidents and he is also well known for his sensitive still-life and genre paintings and for his Irish historical scenes, especially those of the 1916 Rising.

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