James Patrick (J.P.) Donleavy is active/lives in New York / Ireland. James Donleavy is known for nude figure and portrait painting, writing, illustration.
Biography James Donleavy
Born in New York City of Irish parents, James Patrick Donleavy served
in the US Navy during World War II. He came to Dublin after the
war on the GI Bill of Rights programme and studied macrobiology
at Trinity College. Among his many friends were writers Patrick
Kavanagh and Brendan Behan and painter Ralph Cusack.
controversy as a painter he exhibited in the Stephen's Green Gallery
in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Jack Yeats commented favourably
on his work, especially on his oil painting technique.
It was as
a writer that he was to find international fame and his
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