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Alicia Boyle RBA, RHA (1908-1997), Rocky Peaks

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Alicia Boyle is a somewhat overlooked Irish artist. She produced paintings over many decades and exhibited widely in her lifetime. She exhibited regularly in London in the 1950s, as well as with the Royal Academy in London, at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in the 1950s.  She exhibited regularly with the Society of British Artists, of which she was elected a member in 1958. Her work is now in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Ireland, the Crawford Art Gallery, the Ulster Museum, as well as many institutions in the UK.

This painting, though dating from the early 1980s, looks completely contemporary. Probably inspired by the rocky coast of the Mizen peninsula, as she had moved to Bantry, Co Cork in the 1970s. Framed in black-stained wood without glass. The tall peaks of a fantastical landscape catch the evening sun, while wispy clouds brush through and in front of them. Her trademark light brushstokes make up the sky, with unusual angular criss-crossing in the foreground.

Dimensions (excluding frame) 51 x 61cm. Originally purchased from her studio sale, deVere's Auctioneers, September 1998.

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