Mary Swanzy: Voyages 

Friday 15 March – Monday 3 June 2019
Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) : Samoan Scene, c. 1923; Collection Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (Part of the AIB Art Collection Donated to the State, 2012)  © The Estate of Mary Swanzy | Mary Swanzy: Voyages  | Friday 15 March  – Monday 3 June 2019 | Crawford Art Gallery

Mary Swanzy (1882 – 1978) was a pioneering figure in Irish Art who witnessed the birth of Modern Art and after 1914 exhibited at the Paris Salons alongside those artists who are now household names. She mastered the academic style of painting at a young age and her work rapidly evolved through different styles: Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Symbolism and Surrealism; each of these interpreted and transformed by her in a highly personal way. Over 70 works will be on display in this fascinating exhibition, initiated by the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and curated by Seán Kissane.  The exhibition,  aims to reintroduce audiences to the artist’s extraordinary achievements and reinstate her as a Modern Irish Master.

Born in Merrion Square in 1882 she was educated in Dublin, Germany and Paris at the turn of the last century.  Swanzy mastered the academic style of painting at a young age and her work rapidly evolved through different styles: Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Symbolism and Surrealism; each of these interpreted and transformed by her in a highly personal way

After Crawford Art Gallery this IMMA initiated exhibition will tour to Limerick City Gallery of Art from 20 June – 15 September 2019. Curator: Exhibitions, IMMA.

Image: Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) : Samoan Scene, c. 1923; Collection Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (Part of the AIB Art Collection Donated to the State, 2012)  © The Estate of Mary Swanzy
Friday 15 March – Monday 3 June 2019
Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place
Cork
Telephone: +353 21 4805042
info@crawfordartgallery.ie
www.crawfordartgallery.ie
Admission / price: Free

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