About the Artists Database

The NIVAL Artists Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the Library's extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists.  These files contain exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and ephemera on over 3,500 artists born or based in Ireland.

The Artists Database is a reference resource providing basic biographical and work details on each artist abstracted from the information contained in the hard copy files held in the Library.  It is important to realise that the records are a summary of the information held in each artist's file.  A visit to NIVAL is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

Although we have endeavoured to ensure the information is correct, it is inevitable, given the diverse sources of information, that some inaccuracies may occur.  Changes and updates are made on an ongoing basis and the Library welcomes suggestions, criticism, and donations of relevant material.

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  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/1423
  • First Name: Maeve
  • Last Name: McCarthy
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 1964
  • Place of Birth: Dublin
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Website: www.maevemccarthy.com
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Painting
    • Drawing
    • Film
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Oil Painting
    • Drawings
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Still Life
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Public Art: No
  • Size: 4
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection

other Info Source:

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Directory (1997)


1999 National Portrait Exhibition Award, Arnotts.
2004 Shortlisted for BP National Portrait Awards.


1987 National College of Art and Design.


McCarthy paints still life and shoreline landscape paintings in a style influenced by Edward Hopper. She displays a great sensitivity to light and texture. File contains newspaper clippings, images of the artist's work and pricelist.

There is a file in the digital ephemera related to this artist. If you have a login then click here to access it.