Stephen McKenna

1939 – 2017

Stephen McKenna, ‘An English Oak Tree’ 1981
An English Oak Tree 1981
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Biography

Stephen McKenna (sometimes signing as SMCK) (1939 – 4 May 2017) was a British-born visual artist known for his postmodern figurative paintings. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1986. His works can be seen in the collections of the Tate Galleries, the British Council, the Imperial War Museum, London, and has been shown at various galleries including the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. He is a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy.

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New spirit painting

New spirit painting is a term which refers to the resurgence of expressionist painting around 1980

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