Éamonn O'Doherty (sculptor)

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Éamonn O'Doherty (1939 – 4 August 2011), born in Derry, Northern Ireland, was an Irish sculptor, painter, printmaker, photographer and lecturer.[1] He was best known for his sculptures in public places. He died, aged 72, in Dublin, Ireland.[2]

Well known sculptures by Éamonn O'Doherty include the Quincentennial Sculpture on Eyre Square in Galway and the Anna Livia fountain, in 2010 moved to the Croppy Acre Memorial Park, in Dublin.

O'Doherty also won awards for his paintings, amongst other on the Irish Exhibition of Living Art. An exhibition of his photographs from the collection of the Irish Traditional Music Archive toured around the United States.[3]


O'Doherty studied at University College Dublin, earning a degree in architecture. Later he became lecturer at the Department of Architecture at the Dublin Institute of Technology. In various capacities he also taught on the Dún Laoghaire College of Art and Design (Ireland), the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris (France), Harvard University (USA), University of Nebraska (USA) and the University of Jordan (Jordan).[4][5]


Éamonn O'Doherty was married to Barbara O Brolchain. They had 3 daughters and one son.[6]