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Micheál de Búrca
(1913 — 1985)
Micheál de Búrca was inspired by nature and the West of Ireland. This is reflected in his works, most of which were created in the West, often Achill Island, Mayo and Connemara, Galway. However he also painted scenes around the country, from Dublin to Galway and many points in between. Micheál had a particular liking for painting mountains and expanses of water, often in the same painting. He also painted a lot of harbour and quay scenes, depicting fishermen at work, currachs (traditional Irish wooden boats), trawlers, Galway hookers and various piers.
(Courtesy of the artist’s website)