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Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990)
Best-remembered for his Dublin street scenes, Ó Colmáin first exhibited at the Ritchie Hendriks Gallery Dublin in 1959. Other exhibitions followed in 1961, 1962 and 1963. He also showed in Belfast, Waterford, Cork and Galway. Between 1960-1979 he contributed occasionally to the RHA, but concentrated mostly on producing work for his many solo exhibitions at the Tom Caldwell Gallery and the Bell Gallery, Belfast, and the Oriel Gallery, Dublin, among others. The Irish Times, writing of his displays in the Hendriks gallery in 1970 said he painted Dublin's crumbling façades "with a likeable near-sentimentality and at times a real painterliness".