Artist Biographies

John Kingerlee b.1936

Born in 1936, John Kingerlee has been painting seriously since the early sixties. He spent long periods in Spain and Morocco before returning to live in Ireland in 1982.Kingerlee has made his name as a significant contemporary artist, exhibiting widely across Ireland as well as in Dallas, Montreal, New York and indeed, further afield. His paintings feature in many prestigious collections and a comprehensive book on his life and work, by Jonathan Benington, was published in 2006. Kingerlee has a special relationship with the wonderful land and seascape of the Beara Peninsula and he uses his genius to interpret and portray his dramatic surroundings.
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