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Artists Bio : Norman Teeling

Listed in The Sixth Edition of 'A Buyers Guide to Irish Art' , Norman Teeling has been chosen for a special mention as an ARTIST TO LOOK OUT FOR.

Born in Dublin in 1944, Norman Teeling graduated from the National College of Art and Design in the early 60’s. While there he learned to create canvases using the traditional method which involves sketching up to 50 studies in pencil and preparing mixed media studies before finalising fully conceived canvases in both acrylic and oil mediums. Norman is considered to be one of Ireland’s most innovative and interesting Artists.

There is a softness and romantic feel throughout his work. He achieves the painterly style of the French Impressionists and the strength of composition awarded to the Dutch. Norman’s paintings vibrate with energy due to the combination of strength of his style, technique and content.

Since his Dublin debut in 1975, Norman has captured the attention of many art collectors and Galleries alike. Among his extensive list of followers are:  Bertie Ahern, actor Patrick Bergan, Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Sir John Hume.

Norman is an accomplished illustrator, having produced background paintings for the Film’s, All Dogs go to Heaven II and The Pebble and the Penguin for Don Bluth Studio’s. He also produced work for Fred Wolfe Films.

In the spring of 1998 an exhibition was opened in the General Post Office, Dublin, displaying ten large oil paintings by Norman. These paintings depict the events of the Easter Rising in 1916. Norman spent two years in the research, planning and development of this collection. He believes that no other artist has attempted to illustrate the events of Easter Week 1916. This exhibition is on permanent view at the General Post Office.


His work is represented by galleries in Ireland, the UK and the United States of America.

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