Patrick Dolan (1926-1980)
An Irish-born abstract painter, he studied at the Architectural Association in London in the 1950s and was a friend and associate of Francis Bacon. This was followed by trips to Italy, Spain and North Africa.
He later became a senior lecturer at the Cardiff School of Art in Wales, and had several solo and joint exhibitions at Gallery 67, Rawlinsky Gallery and the Belgrave Gallery, London. Like so many of the abstract painters of his generation - including his co-patriot Tony O'Malley- he joined the artists' community in St. Ives, Cornwall, in the 1960s, remaining there until his death.
His works are rarely seen for sale.
He was a member of the Penwith Society o
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