Tony O'Malley, untitled

Island Hopping with Tony O’Malley

Tony O’Malley (1913-2003) was not appreciated by his native Ireland until a few years before his death.  Today he is a household name in Irish art circles and hailed as one of its leading contemporary abstract painters; he was honoured by the Irish President in 1993 and awarded an honorary doctorate by Trinity College Dublin the following year.

From Ireland he moved to St Ives in Cornwall, where he became a prolific painter and an important part of the artistic community.

His regular winter sojourns in the Bahamas inspired the artist in some of his most rich and vibrant paintings, such as the example we have on offer here.

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