Cliff Dwelling by Maria Simonds Gooding


Cliff Dwelling by Maria Simonds Gooding. 1999. 104 cms x 161 cms Framed. Carborundum on handmade Indian paper.

Cliff Dwelling by Maria Simonds-Gooding forms a body work examining the struggle between individual and the environment. Simonds-Gooding has been identified as one of Ireland’s foremost painters and printmakers to have emerged since the Sixties. Her work is held in significant public collections including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, New Delhi, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Born in India in 1939, Maria Simonds-Gooding studied at the National College of Art, Dublin, Le Centre de Peinture, Bruxelles, Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, UK from 1962 – 1968 and has lived and worked in Kerry since 1947. She was elected a member of Aosdána in 1981 and was elected full membership of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2012.

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