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.

Filter Artists:

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/2395
  • First Name: Conor
  • Last Name: Walton
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 1970
  • Place of Birth: Dublin
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Website: www.conorwalton.com also at www.jorgensenfineart.com
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Mixed Media
    • Drawings
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Still Life
  • Represented By: Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin
  • Public Art: No
  • Size: 17
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • University College Dublin.
    • Other


1993 RDS. Taylor Art Award.
1997 Don Niccolo D'Ardia Caracciolo RHA Medal
1997 Keating McLoughlin Medal


1993 National College of Art and Design, Dublin, BA (Joint Honours), History of Art and Fine Art.
1995 Essex University, MA in Art History and Theory.

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Walton is a figurative and still life painter who is predominantly interested in mannerism. Drawing inspiration from Greek mythology his paintings explore the themes of love, death and failure. He has travelled extensively. In 1994 Walton received a scholarship from Elizabeth Greenshields' Foundation, Canada. He then spent time in Florence studying under Charles Cecil. He has exhibited extensively and is represented in numerous collections. File contains newspaper clippings, press releases and a CD-ROM with images of the artist's work.