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"Derek Culley Awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant"
2007-04-05 until 2007-12-31
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Self-taught artist, born and educated in Dublin, Derek Culley was awared a $25,000 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation‘s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation‘s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. Culley has marketed his work in several ways, one being with an absolutearts.com Premiere Portfolio since 2005.
Culley did his masters degree in marketing through Brunel University, 1992-94, his dissertation subject being “Marketing of the visual arts in Britain – are there lessons to be learned from Europe?”
Culley was a founder member and chairman of Celtic Vision with the painters John Bellany and Denis Bowen, and participated in the group’s exhibition tour in 1986-7. He took part in many other group shows including The London Group tour 1987; Knapp Gallery, 1988: 2000 Years Celebration, Customs House Dublin, 1991; Modern Irish Painting, Dillon Gallery, 1995; and Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art, Republic of Macedonia, 1996.
His solo shows include “Five Years of Culley” The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin Ireland, 1989, and The Irish Club, London 1996.
Strong chiaroscuro, heavy impasto, vigorous brushwork and direct, expressive handling are characteristics of Culley’s work, in which Celtic imagery and associations are important.
Derek Culley lived in Windsor, Berkshire.
Since its inception in 1985, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded over 43 million dollars to artists in 66 countries.
View more of Derek Culley's work in his portfolio at: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/d/derekculley/.
Title: What Conflict
Year Created: 2001
Medium: Acrylic Painting
Width: 24 inches
Height: 20 inches
Depth: 2 inches
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