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Cow Herd
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal Ulster Academy Diploma Collection

Cow Herd

Padraic John Woods (1893–1991)

Royal Ulster Academy Diploma Collection
Painter and teacher who in his early childhood lived in County Down, Northern Ireland, moved to Belfast and at 15 attended evening school at Belfast School of Art. Became a schoolteacher, but retired in early 1940s to give more time to painting. He became president of Ulster Arts Club and was a member of RUA, also showing at RHA and Dublin Painters’ Gallery. Painted widely on the continent and was also known as Patrick J Woods. In 1968 he had a show at Queen’s University in Belfast.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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