Adam's IMPORTANT IRISH ART Auction Wednesday 24th March 2021 Important Irish Art | 24 th March 2021 115 102 MARTIN GALE RHA (B.1949) Hardlands (2001) Triptych, oil on canvas, 183.5 x 106.5cm (72¼ x 42’’) Signed; also signed and dated verso on each panel € 5,000 - 8,000 English born Martin Gale moved to Ireland as a child and studied in Dublin at the National College of Art. His first solo show came just two years after he graduated and was held at the Neptune Gallery in Dublin in 1975. In 1980 Gale represented Ireland at the XI Biennale de Paris, Nice, Lisbon, Finland, and had a solo show at the Taylor Galleries where he has continually exhibited since. Gale was elected a member of the RHA in 1996 and is a member of Aosdána. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Academy’s Gallagher Gallery in 2004, moving to the Ulster Museum in Belfast the following year. His landscapes are a unique take on the tradition of photo-realism, and most often it is the contemporary figures occupying them that are the true subject of his work. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOGRAPHS AND BIDDING