Cecil French Salkeld
(1904 - 1969)
Cecil French Salkeld was active/lived in Ireland, Germany. Cecil Salkeld is known for female figure, genre and landscape painting, nudes, murals.
Biography Cecil French Salkeld
As a member of the Dublin Painters group, as well as a poet, playwright and owner of the Gayfield Press, Cecil Salkeld was at the forefront of the avant-garde in Irish arts and literature.
He was a Renaissance man of his time who interlinked the arts in a way which he had observed in Germany but which was entirely forward-thinking for Ireland at the time. Salkeld's mother was an actress with the Abbey Theatre as well as a poet and playwright. His daughter Beatrice was married to Brendan Behan while his other daughter also pursued a career on the stage.
He was producer of radio programmes on the arts, director of cultural events for An Tostal as well as Director of the Irish National Ballet. Salkeld, who was born in India, stu
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