The exhibition will celebrate the artistic career of the late Eamonn O’Doherty who was perhaps best known as a sculptor with over 40 public sculptures in Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA. However, he was also a prolific painter, printmaker and photographer and won several awards throughout his career.
O’Doherty left Derry in 1957 to study architecture in Dublin, but always kept the bonds with his place of birth. His work is among the best-known of any Irish artist, but as far as name and recognition is concerned, he may also be the least famous. Some of his best known works include the “Great Hunger Memorial” in Westchester, New York, the “Tree of Gold” at the Central Bank in Dublin and the “Anna Livia” which was re-located in 2011 to the Croppy Acre near Heuston Station in Dublin.