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Thurloe Connolly was born in Cork. He worked in an office from leaving
school until 1941, spending his spare time painting and writing
poetry. Once he began painting full time his work was exhibited
widely: in 1943 at the IELA, at the 1944 Exhibition of Subjective
Art in Dublin, and in 1945 at the first show in the Dublin Painters
Gallery. He had a one man show at Victor Waddington's Gallery in
1949, and a series of exhibitions in America including Boston and
New York, as well as in England, Holland and Sweden.
A major retrospective
was held in Dublin in 1993.
Initially his work was figurative and
romantic but a change of direction in 1948 showed a growing interest
in pattern and abstraction. His influences were eclectic, from Klee
and graffiti, to Oceanic and African art. His works from 1952 and
1953 were purely abstract, all titled Painting.
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