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Daithí Holohan

Irish painter


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Daithí Holohan is an Irish artist from Kilkenny. Specialising in portraiture, he also does landscape and still life.Holohan studied Fine Art Painting at the National College of Art and Design and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1978. Campbell Bruce, former NCAD Professor of Painting, said of his work: "Firstly the psychological interaction between artist and sitter is revealed. They are almost entirely people known to him before he decides to do a drawing, usually quite small, always observed with great precision. The intensity of the drawing process is immediately apparent and to be subjected to such scrutiny must t times be most uncomfortable for the sitter, for who knows what may be revealed." He added: "They have become technically more accomplished, more human in understanding and they now have a density that is rare in contemporary portraiture."

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University of Minnesota

Public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States