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Ian Humphreys was born in Hertfordshire in 1956. He studied at Exeter College of Art, gaining a BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting in 1979. Ian moved to Ireland in 1999 and now lives and works on Heir Island, West Cork.

Since 1979, Ian has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Hunting Prize, winning 2nd prize in 1998. He has also been represented at art fairs throughout the world.

In 2014 he was invited to participate in the prestigious residency programme at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut in America.

Artist’s Statement

...My current work is a direct response to living on the coastline of West Cork, Ireland. Sea, sky, tide, the changeable and vibrant weather and light, space and paint are the timeless elements that are the essence of my paintings.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Doswell Gallery, Co. Cork, Ireland
2017 Liss Ard Estate, Co. Cork, Ireland
2008 Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2007 Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2005 Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge, UK
2003 Dublin Art Fair, Ireland
2002 West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2001 Eton Art Gallery, UK
2000 Chelsea Art Fair, UK
1999 Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge, UK
1998 Long & Ryle, London, UK
1997 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1995 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1992 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1992 t'Heertje Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1991 Beaux Arts, Bath, UK
1990 Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, UK
1989 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1989 Beaux Arts Bath UK
1987 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1986 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1985 Reading Museum & Art Gallery, UK
1985 Exe Gallery, Exeter, UK
1979 Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK

Selected group exhibitions
2016 – 2017 I am of Ireland, Co. Waterford, Ireland
2015 The Berkeley Gallery, Berkhamsted, UK
2014, 2010, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
Royal Academy of Arts, London UK
2010- 2014 Barry Keene Gallery, Henley on Thames, UK
2010 Anthony Hepworth Fine Art UK
2010 The Doorway Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2007 – 2016 Mill Cove Gallery, Ireland
2007 National Theatre, London, UK
2006 – 2016 Lime Tree Gallery, UK
2006 – 2017 Doswell gallery, Co. Cork, Ireland
2005 – 2008 Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2006 Boston Art Fair, USA
2006 Waring Gallery, Belfast UK
2006 Waring Gallery, Castletownsend, Co. Cork, Ireland
2005 – 2008 Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2004 – 2005 Albany Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
2004 John Martin, London, UK
2004, 1996, '88 Beaux Arts, Bath, UK
2002 – 2017 West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland
2002 Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland
2000 Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1999 James Baird Gallery, St. James, Canada
1998 Budapest Art Fair, Hungary
1998 Keizers Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1998 Singer Friedlander, London, UK
1998, 1996 Glyndebourne Opera House, UK
1997 – 1998 Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
1997, 1998 Hunting Art Prize (2nd Prize) 1999, 2001
1989 Mertz Gallery, London, UK
1988 Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, USA
1987 Munson Williams Proctor Arts institute, New York, USA
1986 Raw Gallery, New York, USA
1996, 1992, 1986, 1982
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames, UK
1985 Exe Gallery, Exeter, UK
1982 – 2002 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1981 Redfern Gallery, London, UK

Selected Collections

Allied Irish Bank
Bantry General Hospital
Beacon Medical Group & Hospital
Burmah Castrol
British Rail Board
Carr Communications Ltd.
Coopers & Lybrand
Cork University Hospital
Credit Suisse
Glaxo Smithkline
James Capel
JP Morgan
Office of Public Works (Dublin)
Oyster Point Limited
Pincent Masons
Reading Museum and Art Gallery
Societé Generale
Tate & Lyle
The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation
Trinity College, University of Cambridge
West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen
Southampton Museum, UK

Artwork by Ian Humphreys View All