A flat painting of a cliff path beside a beach with small shacks and changing huts. It’s primarily in shades of orange, brown and green. The title is in the top right in white.

Harry Kernoff: The Little Genius

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Harry Kernoff: The Little Genius is the first full-length biography of one of Ireland's leading artists. Born in London, Kernoff moved to Dublin in 1914 and from 1923 until his death in 1974 was a full-time artist, when it was neither 'profitable nor fashionable'. Against the odds Harry Kernoff has left a more encompassing visual record of the Irish experience during the twentieth century than any contemporary painter through his empathic interest in ordinary people and especially the rank-and-file Dubliners.

Through interviews with people who knew him; fellow artists, companions, collectors and relatives, plus an extensive trawl through archives and catologues, Kevin O'Connor provides a revealing look at an extraordinary artist, emphasising Kernoff's humanity, his art and his prolific output. The value of Kernoff's work has risen dramatically in recent years, as has his reputation as an artist. This lavishly illustrated book is a fitting tribute to an exceptional artist.


Author: Kevin O'Connor

Format: Hardback

Size: 16 x 23 cm, 170 pages

Publisher: The Liffey Press

ISBN: 9781908308221

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