Fitzgerald, Tom

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/638
  • First Name: Tom
  • Last Name: Fitzgerald
  • Variant Names: Fitzgerald, Thomas
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 01/01/1939
  • Place of Birth: Limerick
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Drawing
    • Sculpture
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Installation
    • Mixed Media
    • Bronze
    • Stone
    • Drawings
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Not Specified
  • Public Art: True
  • Size: 20+
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Arts Council of Ireland.
    • Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin.
    • Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin.
    • Limerick City Gallery of Art (includes National Collection of Contemporary Drawing).

Awards

Numerous EV+A Awards. .
1981 Arts Council Bursary.
1981 Oireachtas. Gold Medal.
1982 Scott Tallon Walker Award.
1984 Department of Foreign Affairs Bursary.
1986 Arts Council Bursary
1987 Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Award.
1992 Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Award.
1994 Iontas Sculpture Award.
2004 Arts Council Bursary.

Bibliography

Knowles, Roderic, Contemporary Irish Art, Wolfhound Press, 1982

Education

1968 Limerick School of Art and Design.

Conservation Required

catalogues to be scanned remove staples, paper clips etc

Notes

Fitzgerald has worked as the Head of the Sculpture Department at the Limerick School of Art and Design since 1976. One of the founder members of EV+A and a participating selector for the Victor Treacy Awards, he has exhibited extensively in Ireland and abroad. Fitzgerald's public sculpture commissions include; 'Falla' for the Industrial Development Authority, Annacoty in 1986, 'Sweeney's Throne' for the Custom House, Limerick in 1987, 'Temple for MB', Seoul, South Korea in 1988 and 'Aesop's Pillars', Limerick in 1993. In 2001 Fitzgerald was elected to membership of Aosdana. Three publications on the artist's work were released in 2005. These included a Gandon Profile, a hardback version with additional material published by Limerick City Gallery and a drawing catalogue also published by Gandon. Copies of these books are available in the artists file. File also contains an extensive collection of catalogues, newspaper articles and images of the artist's work.

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