Tighe O'Donoghue, American (1942 - )

Tighe O’Donoghue/Ross was born in New York City in 1942.  He received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. at New York University, graduating magna cum laude.  He is a world renowned printmaker and sculptor whose work is in the permanent collections of such prestigious institutions as The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Art in Washington, D.C. and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.  He is an American and an Irish citizen, living with his family in County Kerry for the past 20 years.

O’Donoghue/Ross’ oeuvre is full of symbol and surrealism, his imagery playful, yet profound.  Many of his images contain allusions to Irish and Celtic myths, but he gleans material from all faiths, mythologies and philosophies when compiling his surreal World of O'Donoghue/Ross.

He is unusual in being adept at numerous media, from painting to sculpture, etching/aquatint/mezzotint/engraving to watercolour. He has been creating digital images for a number of years now, and has reached a mastery of the medium in a way few other artists have attained.

O'Donoghue/Ross' family share his vision and dedication to the creative process.  

Selected Collections:

The Arts Council, Republic of Ireland
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin
Oregon Art Institute, Portland
Smithsonian, Washington, DC
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Aer Lingus
AIB
Banco do Brasil
Bell Telephone of America
Bill Cullen & Jackie Lavin, Dublin & Co Kerry
Derrynane House, Co Kerry, Ireland
Disney World, Orlando
Exxon Corporation
Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry
Hyatt Hotels, Saudia Arabia
IBM Corporation
Jurys Hotel, Dublin
Kerry County Council
The Kerry Group
KPMG - Stokes Kennedy Crowley
Mallow Castle, Co Cork
Mitsui Bank
National Concert Hall, Dublin
New York Times
Office of Public Works, Dublin
Office of the Taoiseach, Dublin
Parknasilla Hotel, Co Kerry
Robert and Olive Pierse, Listowel, Co Kerry
Shell Oil, Houston
Xerox Corporation

Selected Commissions:

Kerry County Council, Clonkeen District N22 Road Project
Kerry County Council, Killaha Bridge, N22 Road Project
Kerry County Council, Killarney Town, Pike Hill
Killegy House & Hunting Lodge, Killarney
Lios Dun, Listowel, Co Kerry
Millennium Memorial, Kilcummin, Co Kerry
Tomas MacCurtain Memorial, Blackpool, Cork
Millennial Park, Kiskeam, Co Cork
St. Brendan of the Gael, Fenit, Co Kerry

Video of O'Donoghue discussing the St. Brendan the Navigator


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