CCAD Alumnus wins National Gallery of Ireland Zurich Portrait Prize 2020

09 December, 2020

CCAD Alumni Aidan Crotty | Wins Zurich Portrait Prize 2020

Aidan graduated with his BA in Fine Art from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design in 2004.

Born in Waterford, Aidan now lives and works in West Sligo, and he mad this painting of his eldest son Rían during the pandemic lockdown.

Information about this work taken fro National Gallery of Irelanm website - 

'The painting began when schools were closed and movement was restricted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Absorbed in the notable quiet and immersed in the absence of routine, Rían turns to feel the warmth of the morning light on his face. The artist notes, “as Spring turned into Summer, this painting gave a basic structure to the day and is a record of our time in confinement.


Portrait of a Boy, Morning, 2020, Oil on linen, 120 x 100cm


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