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Conor Walton

Conor Walton

Conor Walton is an Irish artist working in Dublin. His paintings are intensely coloured with strong figurative content.

Conor Walton was born in Dublin in 1970, and studied in the National College of Art and Design, from which he graduated in 1993 with a Joint Honours Degree in the History of Art and Fine Art (Painting). He received a special commendation and prize for his thesis, 'Abstraction: A Discourse on Language and Painting'.

After reading for an MA in Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, which he was awarded with distinction in 1995 (dissertation subject: 'The Battle of the Ancients and the Moderns'), he spent some time in Florence studying painting and old master techniques with Charles Cecil. He returned to Dublin in 1996, and had his first solo exhibition there in 1999.

Conor now lives and works near Ashford, Co. Wicklow.
Works of his are held in the public collections of the Archdiocese of Dublin, the Boyle Civic Collection, Club na Muinteoirí, Dublin Dental Hospital, the Electricity Supply Board, the Irish Defence Forces, Maynooth College, the National Library of Ireland, the National Self-Portrait Collection (University of Limerick), the Office of Public Works, An Post, The Royal Dublin Society, St Patrick's College Cavan, and University College Dublin.

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