Padraig Macmiadhachain (pronounced mac-mee-a-hon) was born in 1929 in Ireland. He studied at Belfast College of Art, (1947-1949) and the National College of Art, Dublin (1950). He was awarded travelling scholarships to both Moscow (1957) and Poland (1960). He became a significant contributor to the Irish Exhibitions of Living Art in the 1960s, alongside the artists Louis Le Brocquy, Gerald Dillion and Camille Souter, amongst others. William Scott was a strong influence on his later work.
Since 1959 Padraig has lived and painted on the Dorset coast, in and around the Isle of Purbeck, and has made regular forays to St Ives in Cornwall, where he is an associate member of The Penwith Society of Arts.
He has held many one man and mixed exhibitions in London, Madrid, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Krakow, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Dublin and Belfast. His works are in many Private and Public collections.
An article on Padraig Macmiadhachain's work features in 'Re-inventing the landscape ..' by Vivienne Light.
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