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Albert Power

 (1881 - 1945)
Albert Power was active/lived in Ireland.  Albert Power is known for academic realist sculpture-portrait busts, coin design, statues.

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Albert Power (1881-1945)

One of the great practitioners of Irish sculpture in the academic realist style, Albert Power became the leading sculptor in Ireland during the late 1920s and 1930s, being noted for his Gaelic sympathies and his use of Irish materials. As the concept of 'Irish art' began to widen from the 1940s onward, Power's works - both in their naturalistic style, and their commemorative content - began to look outmoded, and his reputation suffered.

Born in Dublin, Power showed an early interest in sculpture, spending much of his childhood playing in local clay brickyards where he made crude clay busts of his friends. He entered the stone carving profession as a young apprentice to the Smyth family - descended from   ...  Displaying 750 of 5588 characters.

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Head of Terence McSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, in Brixton Prison, (1920)
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HEAD OF JAMES STEPHENS, 1914
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