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Patrick Mcelroy

(1923 -  2008 )
MCELROY Patrick Sheela Na Gig

De Veres Art Auctions
Jun 26, 2016
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Patrick Mcelroy - King Sitric

Patrick Mcelroy - King Sitric

Original 1982
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Lot number: 189
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Patrick McElroy (1923-2008)
King Sitric
Enamel and copper, 18 x 14cm (7 x 5.5")
Signed and dated, also dated 1982 verso
Patrick McElroy (1923-2008)
Patrick McElroy was born in Inchicore, Dublin on October 15th 1923into a family of Republican and social activists. Shortly afterwinning a scholarship to one of the newly established VEC Schoolshe had to leave at the age of 15 in order to support his mother andyounger siblings after his father suddenly died. Following a longfamily tradition he became a blacksmith in the railway works atInchicore. Named after his uncle Paddy who fought on the Republicanside in the Spanish Civil War, McElroy joined the RAF during theSecond World War seeing active service in the deserts of Egypt,Iran and Iraq. In 1948 McElroy returned to work in CIE and beganstudying Fine Art at the National College of Art at night. Hestudied under Werner Schurman who upon his resignation from thecollege recommended McElroy for the post of teacher of enamellingand fine art metal work, a position McElroy held until hisretirement in 1988.
McElroy was a successful practicing sculptor winning numerouspublic and church commissions. From 1954 to his death on February11th 2008 McElroy exhibited at nearly all of the major annual artexhibitions. He was Chairperson of the Independent Artists and wasone of the founder members of the Project Art Gallery. In 1976Brian Fallon wrote that McElroy was "one of the country's bettersculptors" noting that McElroy had "the imagination to back up hisobvious skill and he has kept up a remarkably sound level for alongish period". Fallon went on to comment that McElroy's skill andlong career has led to a situation where
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to be taken forgranted can be as bad as being ignored". Throughout the yearsMcElroy sold regularly yet very few sculptures have been resold atauction.
McElroy won the gold medal for metal enamelling at theInternational Biennale of Sacred Art Salzburg in 1960 and his workcan be seen all over Ireland in churches including the Basilicas ofKnock and Lough Derg. In 1964 McElroy was commissioned to make thedecorative gates and sculpture for the Irish Pavilion at the NewYork World's Fair.
Whilst in NCAD Sean Keating had taught McElroy and in the book"NCAD 250 Drawings 1746-1996" it is observed that McElroy's styledraws on the vigour of Keating and the late Cubist manner ofJellett and Hone. In 1982 James White wrote in the catalogueaccompanying McElroy's one man show at the Taylor Gallery that "thedaring of McElroy's invention is sometimes breathtaking". Whitewent on to note that McElroy had a "remarkable range of skills inthe handling of metals of all kinds" commenting also on McElroy's"Joycean preoccupation with certain essentials common to humanity".Public sculptures such as the pillar in Newry called "A ProudPeople" and the "Knight of St. John" in Kilmainham, bothcommissioned in the 1990s, demonstrate this ability and displayMcElroy's knowledge and passion for everyday life, history andtradition.
Sculpture by McElroy is well represented in many public and privatecollections, such as the Gordon Lambert Collection, the NationalSelf-Portrait Gallery and Galway University. In 1968 McElroy wasspecially commissioned by Edgar Gemmell of Princetown University tocreate a sculpture on the theme of "Prometheus". As he got olderMcElroy returned to his first love that of painting, drawing andprint-making and never ceased to work. Adam's are delighted tooffer the following lots from McElroy's studio.
Patrick Mcelroy - Phoenix

Patrick Mcelroy - Phoenix

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Lot number: 234
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Patrick McElroy (1923-2008)
Phoenix
Steel on a wooden base, 66 x 25 x 18cm (26 x 10 x 7")
Literature : The artist is photographed beside this piece in "TheIrish Press" Wed Nov 1970, on the occassion of his winning the£1,000 commission for Dunmurray Shopping Centre Belfast, for whichthis is a maquette.
McElroy describes the work "as representing a Phoenix - a symbol ofhope in the present unhappy Northern situation ".
Patrick Mcelroy - Flower Study

Patrick Mcelroy - Flower Study

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Lot number: 190
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Artist: Patrick McElroy (1923-2008)
Title: Flower Study
Signature: signed & dated lower right
Medium: pastel
Size: 35 x 24½cm (14 x 9in)
Provenance: Private Collection
Patrick Mcelroy - Sheela Na Gig

Patrick Mcelroy - Sheela Na Gig

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Lot number: 104
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Patrick McElroy, 1923-2008 SHEELA NA GIG Bronze, 10" high (25 cm), signed.
Patrick Mcelroy - Sheela Na Gig

Patrick Mcelroy - Sheela Na Gig

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Lot number: 113
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Patrick McElroy, 1923-2008 SHEELA NA GIG
Bronze, 10\” high (25cm), signed

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