Luke Dillon-Mahon exhibition at Panter & Hall, Pall Mall, London

4 - 21 May 2021.

A previously un-exhibited collection of 30 fine oil paintings, of Irish views from the countryside around Connemara and Galway, and landscapes in France, Italy and Scotland, by the Irish landscape painter, Luke Dillon-Mahon (1917-1997) will be held at Panter & Hall, Pall Mall, London between 4–21 May 2021. Luke grew up in a family surrounded by the love of art and of painting (he was a cousin of Sir Denis Mahon) and, while he was waiting to be called up for the army in 1940, he studied painting and drawing at The Dublin Metropolitan School of Art. He painted all his life but was only able to commit to it full-time after he retired from a career in advertising. In 1976, he and his wife moved to County Galway where he painted the bleak bog and mountain landscapes in all weathers and seasons until he suffered a stroke in 1993. Very few of his paintings were exhibited until after his death when two successful retrospectives were held by Oakham Contemporary and then by Panter & Hall in 2011 and 2015. Also that year, his work was exhibited at the 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, Smith Square, London, which was arranged by the Sir Denis Mahon Foundation (Irish Landscapes, 18-27 February 2015).

Flood water near Moycullen, Connemara oil on board, 20 x 24 ins. (51 x 61 cm.)

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