George Henry Smyth

Born in Ardglass, Co Down in 1968. He studied art at the University of Ulster, graduated in 1994 and then took a year off to recover by travelling across the world. He first came to public attention while still at college; he designed the album covers for the Irish Rock group Therapy. In recent years, George's work has been critically acclaimed and he has had considerable commercial success.

George's influences include his father, himself a talented watercolourist, the European surrealists of the 30's and 40's, the music of the Doors, the Scottish realists of the 80's and being in Salvador Dali's studio. A sense of place is very important to him and despite having travelled extensively his home space of Ardglass, Co Down comes high on h... READ MORE

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