Jack Donovan

Jack Donovan was born in Limerick in 1934. In 1951 he began his studies at the Limerick School of Art. Between 1962 and 1978 he was the Head of the Limerick School of Art where he taught other artists such as John Shinnors, Brian Mac Mahon and Henry Morgan.

For over four decades he has worked prolifically honing his skills as a painter and experimenting with new ways to visually communicate his curious narratives.
In the 1960s he began incorporating collage into his paintings, pasting sections of faces and bodies from magazines and photographs further distorting the line between the real and the imagined. His very individual style comprises elements of humour, politics, history, religion and the human form creating a puzzle of imagery a... read more

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