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Encyclopedia > Imogen Stuart

Imogen Stuart (1927 -) is a sculptor. Born in Berlin, she moved to Ireland in 1951. She works in wood, bronze, stone, steel, clay and terracotta. Her best known works are probably the momumental Pope John Paul II in NUI Maynooth and the carved altar in the University College Cork chapel.

A professor of sculpture at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, she is also a member of Aosdána.

External Link

  • Aosdána biographical note (http://www.artscouncil.ie/aosdana/biogs/visualarts/imogenstuart.html)

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Imogen Stuart, Sculptor, Church Deisgner (3383 words)
Imogen made an immediate mark on the local scene with a carving, "St Brendan discovering America," that was shown, and sold, in that year’s RHA Exhibition.
Imogen’s visit a year later was in the nature of a "return." At the time she was a fully-fledged professional.
Imogen Stuart has flourished, creating, over a remarkable half-century, a repository of work that is unique and utterly magnificent, sometimes gentle and humane, often powerful.
Solomon Gallery, Art Gallery, Artists Agents,Art Consultants,Fine Art Collection Dublin, Ireland (682 words)
Imogen visited Ireland with him in 1949 where she became interested in Irish saints and scholars, such as St Brigid and St Kevin, and their connection to nature.
Imogen is closely associated with portrait commissions and her most well-known sitter was former President Mary Robinson which was commissioned for Aras an Uachtarain in 1998.
The retrospective revealed Imogen Stuart as a sculptor of immense strength, grace and beauty and one of the finest artists of her generation.
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