(1907 - 1975)
Seamus Murphy was active/lived in Ireland. Seamus Murphy is known for religious themed sculpture, portrait heads, commemorative works, teaching.
Biography Seamus Murphy
Seamus Murphy (1907-1975)
One of the giants of Cork art, and an important figure in the 20th century history of Irish art, Seamus Murphy was a traditional sculptor, best known for his ecclesiastical limestone statues and portrait heads. Influenced at an early stage in his life by intellectual revisionist Daniel Corkery, his most notable works include Saint Brigid and the Twelve Apostles, San Francisco, ras an Uachtar in Dublin and the United Nations Monument in Glasnevin, Dublin.??
Murphy was born in 1907 near Mallow in Cork. His father James Murphy was a railway employee. He attended St. Patrick's National School in Cork between 1912-1921, where he became the pupil of Daniel Corkery, who gave h
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