Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Maurice Desmond

 (born 1944)
Maurice Desmond is active/lives in Ireland.  Maurice Desmond is known for expressionist landscape painting.

Maurice Desmond

Biography from the Archives of askART

Biography photo for Maurice Desmond

Maurice Desmond (1944)

Maurice Desmond is a painter who was born in County Louth in northeast Ireland and lives in Cork (southern, Ireland). His mediums are oil, acrylic and mixed mediums. His subjects are primarily landscapes. His style is expressionist.

He studied at Limerick School of Art under Jack Donovan. He also taught at the school for one year after graduating. He has been painting full-time since.His stated influences are Constable, Courbet, Turner and Patrick Collins (1911 - 1994).

He has been showing his work in solo and group exhibitions continuously since 1966 in Ireland and internationally. In total there have been over 45 major shows to date. The locations outside Ireland include London, England (1990); Krakow, Poland (1993); Zurich, Switzerland; (1995) and Alytus, Lithuania (1998).

His work is in public, private and corporate collections. The public collections include the University of Limerick; Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork; Crescent College Limerick; University College Cork; the Alytus Contemporary Art Gallery, Lithuania and the Cork Opera House.

Prepared and contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at

Share an image of the Artist

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday
Biography photo for Maurice Desmond

About  Maurice Desmond

Born:  1944 - County Louth, Ireland
Known for:  expressionist landscape painting