Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize 2015

Anna Murphy on the occasion of the Meller Merceux Prize for Art Criticism in September 2012 at Oriel College, University of Oxford. Anna is between Aidan Meller and Waldemar Januszczak, who awarded her the prize (photo by Scotts Photography).

 

The Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize 2015 at The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
Featuring
ANNA MURPHY, Winner
With her Essay presented as a Lecture:
Every Painter Paints Himself: Self-Portraiture & Mythmaking in the Works of Caravaggio.

 The Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize 2015 was held at The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, and was hosted by the Director, Sean Rainbird.

 Anna Murphy won the 2015 Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize for her essay entitled “Every Painter Paints Himself: Self-Portraiture & Mythmaking in the Works of Caravaggio”, which was published in the Sir Denis Mahon Foundation catalogue, Caravaggio: Fashion and Fabrics, in 2016 by Silvana Editoriale S.p.A. , on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Museum of the Order of St. John, London between October 2016 – January 2017.

 She is now a Content Marketing Specialist at Teamwork in County Cork, Ireland, where she creates a wide range of content and manages it from concept to publication. She wrote Teamwork’s Ultimate Project Management Guide, a 23,000+ word guide which significantly increased traffic to the site.

 Between 2012-2015, Anna worked on her doctoral thesis, “The People’s Princess: Grayson Perry and English Cultural Identity” (DPhil, History of Art and Visual Culture) at Exeter College, University of Oxford, which focused on the work and public persona of Grayson Perry in the contemporary British art world, and looked at issues of national identity, gender performance, and the media.

 In September 2012, Anna was awarded the Meller Merceux Prize for Art Criticism for her review of the Somerset House exhibition, “Tim Walker: Story Teller”. Between 2011-2012, she completed her Master of Studies on the History of Art and Visual Culture, with Distinction, at the University of Oxford, after having completed her BA in the History of Art and English, with First Class Honours, at University College, Cork between 2008-2011.