Seamus Murphy

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This article is about the Irish sculptor. For the hurling player and manager, see Séamus Murphy. For the Gaelic football player, see Séamus Murphy (Gaelic footballer).

Seamus Murphy, (1907 – October 2, 1975) was an Irish sculptor and stone carver, best known for designing the Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool, Cork City.Examples of his unique carvings of statues, gravestones, monuments and plaques can be seen around Cork and Ireland.

Murphy was born near Mallow, County Cork. Having left school at the age of twelve, he worked as an apprentice sculptor and eventually became an RHA professor of sculpture. In 1944 he married Maighread Higgins, daughter of the Cork sculptor Joseph Higgins, and they went on to have three children; the knitwear designer Bebhinn Marten, the novelist Orla Murphy and the painter and De Dannan member Colm Murphy.His studio/workshop was at Watercourse Road, Blackpool, Cork.

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