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George Callaghan
NAME: George Callaghan
OVERVIEW: George Callaghan was born in Belfast in 1941 but spent most of his childhood in South Africa. He returned to Ireland in his teens, working as a graphic artist in a Dublin advertising agency. Although Callaghan attended the Belfast College of art from 1961 to 1965, he insists that most of his skills and discipline he has learnt from advertising. He is a strong believer that no one can teach art because no one knows what art is. All you can teach, he says, is technique – and leave their minds alone. And he contends that he now paints with an attitude he enjoyed before attending Art College. Music is also a great influence, he plays harp, guitar and sings. The musician appears often in his works.

RECENT ARTWORK BY GEORGE CALLAGHAN (click on an image to view a larger image and information)

Bodhran by George Callaghan
Bodhran
by George Callaghan
(Pastel on paper)
Fine Tuning by George Callaghan
Fine Tuning
by George Callaghan
(Pastel on paper)
Hills by George Callaghan
Hills
by George Callaghan
(Oil on Canvas)
Man Playing Banjo by George Callaghan
Man Playing Banjo
by George Callaghan
(Pastel on paper)
Mr Banjo by George Callaghan
Mr Banjo
by George Callaghan
(Pastel on paper)
Music Box by George Callaghan
Music Box
by George Callaghan
(Pastel on paper)
River by George Callaghan
River
by George Callaghan
(Oil on Canvas)
The Cellist by George Callaghan
The Cellist
by George Callaghan
(Pastel on paper)
 
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