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Patrick Swift

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Birthday
12, 1927
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jul 19, 1983 (55)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1927
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jul 19, 1983 (55)

About

Irish figurative painter known for his landscapes, portraits, and paintings of trees. He belonged to the Envoy arts review and McDaid's pub circle that also included Patrick Kavanagh, Anthony Cronin, and Brendan Behan.

Before Fame

He attended the National College of Art during the 1940s and displayed his artwork for the first time at the 1950 Irish Exhibition of Living Art.

Trivia

He co-founded and edited the literary publication, X Magazine.

Family Life

He married Oonagh Ryan, who was the sister of artist John Ryan.

Associated With

His X Magazine once featured an article on Alberto Giacometti.