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Diarmuid Kelley Biography

Born in Stirling, Scotland, Diarmuid Kelley grew up in the north of England. He studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, graduating in 1995. He was the youngest artist ever to win the prestigious Nat West Art Prize at the age of 23 and later completed a Masters at Chelsea College of Art.

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Kelley has been represented by Offer Waterman since 1998. He's had nine solo exhibitions with the gallery and in November 2019 we showed his work in New York for the first time. An exceptional painter of people, he has been commisioned to paint Dame Anne Owers for the National Portrait Gallery; Sir Richard Thompson for the Royal College of Physicians; and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke of Devonshire for their private collections.

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Diarmuid Kelley Featured Artworks

The Bayeux Tapestry by Diarmuid Kelley contemporary artwork painting
Diarmuid Kelley The Bayeux Tapestry, 2018 Oil on linen
40 x 40 cm
Offer Waterman Contact Gallery
Courbet, Saviour of the World by Diarmuid Kelley contemporary artwork painting
Diarmuid Kelley Courbet, Saviour of the World, 2017 Oil on linen
137.2 x 116.8 cm
Offer Waterman Contact Gallery

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