Samuel Walsh was born in Wimbledon, London in 1951. He studied at the Limerick School of Art and subsequently took an MA in Fine Art (Painting) at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. He also holds a NUI Diploma in Philosophy from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. He was elected a member of Aosdána in 1997.He is the founder of the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing in the Limerick City Gallery of Art. Hilary Pyle the Art Historian and critic has called him one of the finest draughtsman in the country. He has received numerous national and international awards, grants, and bursaries. He has lectured at many colleges of art and universities in Ireland.
Walsh’s work is in many Irish public collections including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, National Self-Portrait Collection, Limerick; Contemporary Irish Art Society, Department of Foreign Affairs, Aer Rianta, Dublin Airport; Butler Gallery, Kilkenny; Limerick City Gallery of Art, ABN Amro Bank Group, Dublin; UL, UCD, DCU, UCC, & TCD; The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Dublin, Crawford Gallery, Cork; The John Hunt Collection, Dublin Castle, National Concert Hall, Dublin; Aer Cap, Shannon, Co Clare and the Office of Public Works. He has completed commissions for P.J.Carroll & Co. Ltd and the Arts Council.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Glance, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2012 Hilsboro Fine Art Gallery, Dublin
2011 The Coercion of Substance VISUAL, Carlow & Highlanes, Drogheda
2008 Works Based on The Divine Comedy, Limerick City Gallery of Art & France
2003 Hunt Museum, Limerick
2002 Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
1992 Oliver Dowling Gallery, Dublin