Martin Gale (b. 1949)

Born in Worcester in 1949, Martin Gale moved to Ireland as a child and studied Painting at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin from 1968 to 1973. In 1982 he was elected a member of Aosdána and in 1996 he became a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy. A former Board member of the National Gallery of Ireland, he represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale in 1980 and his paintings have been included in several major surveys of contemporary and 20th century Irish art, both nationally and internationally. 

In 2013, Gale was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Art from NUI Maynooth. His work is represented in major public collections throughout the country, including The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, AIB, Bank of Ireland, OPW / State Art Collection, ESB, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Chester Beatty Library, and Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. He lives and works in Co. Kildare.

Artworks by Martin Gale

The UCC Art Collection includes the following artworks