49 minutes | Nov 27, 2020

Reflecting on George Wallace's life

George Wallace (1920-2009) was an Irish-Canadian artist who specialised in printmaking and sculpture. Through powerful imagery he commented on everything from the boredom of suburban life to human vulnerability and ageing. At times humorous, and always insightful, these works are both personal and universal. In this podcast, the artist’s son Kit Wallace speaks to Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints and Drawings. Their conversation offers a fascinating insight into Wallace's life and how certain themes are manifested in his work. Anne and Kit also discuss the Wallace family’s generous gift, of over 250 prints and drawings, presented to the Gallery in 2016. This podcast was recorded in November 2020 to mark the exhibition George Wallace: Reflections on Life at the National Gallery of Ireland. Read more about the exhibition here: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/exhibitions/george-wallace-reflections-life Image: George Wallace (1920 - 2009), Self-Portrait in Horn Rimmed Glasses, 1967. © Estate of George Wallace and CARCC, 2019. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland
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