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Cecil Maguire RHA, RUA (1930-2020)

Monday 11th May 2020 at 4pm 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has learned with sadness of the death on Friday 8th May of the landscape artist and figure painter, Cecil Maguire.

Cecil Maguire was born in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, studied at Queen’s University Belfast and taught English at Lurgan College until his retirement in 1981, to focus on painting. By the early 1960s he was exhibiting regularly with the RUA, becoming an associate member in 1967 and a full member in 1974. The RUA presented him with several awards, including the RUA Gold Medal 1974 and RUA Perpetual Gold Medal in 1993. He began exhibiting with the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin in 1971. His paintings are represented in major art collections, including The United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Ulster Museum, the Ulster Bank, Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster Television and the Northern Ireland Civil Service collection.

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