McKENNA, Donnagh

1936 - 2011

Donnagh McKenna

Donnagh McKenna, also known as Donald McKenna, was born at Manchester on 7 January 1936, of Irish parentage. He studied at Manchester College of Art from 1956, at extra-Mural Department of Manchester University and at the Slade School of Fine Art. He taught in London art schools 1962-1970 and was an expressionist painter, who based his work on the 'orthodox' abstract expressionist ideas of Hans Hofmann (1880-1966). He exhibited with English Expressionists, National Theatre and had mixed shows at Peterloo Gallery in Manchester; AIA Gallery; 'Contemporary Artists in Camden' at Camden Arts Centre 1981; 'The Joy of Paint' at Warwick Arts Trust and Bede Gallery, Jarrow 1985. He lived and worked in London but about 1976, also worked in Walberswick, Suffolk and for shorter periods later, being included in 'Walberswick Post War to the Present' at Chappel Galleries in 1998. He later lived at 5 Camden Street, London and as Donald McKenna, he died on 16 August 2011 and his funeral took place at Islington Crematorium on Tuesday 4 October 2011. http://www.dmkart.com/news




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