Hughie O'Donoghue RA

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Hughie O'Donoghue RA

Profile

Born: 05 July 1953

Elected: 28 May 2009

Royal Academician

Painter

O’Donoghue was born in England but lived and worked for many years in County Kerry, Ireland. He graduated from Goldsmiths in 1982 and was Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London from 1984-85.

His work is characterised by an engagement with the past. He uses figuration and abstraction to explore themes of human identity, memory and experience; and draws on history, mythology and personal records to create works which resonate with emotional intensity.