Tony O'Malley HRHA Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers

Tony O'Malley HRHA

Tony O'Malley HRHA

Tony O’Malley (1913-2003) was a self-taught painter from Callan in County Kilkenny who developed a passion for art from a young age, painting for pleasure. Though he started his career in banking, a battle with illness forced him to turn his full attention towards art, eventually taking it on as a profession.
He spent some time in St Ives in Cornwall where he took strong influence from the St Ives artistic community. When his close friend Peter Lanyon was killed in a plane crash, O’Malley dedicated many of his paintings to his memory and took on a more sombre palette. It wasn’t until he married and travelled to the Bahamas around a decade later that his work became characterised by a use of bolder colours.
The artist was elected a Saoi of Aosdána and the Irish Museum of Modern Art held a major retrospective of his work in 2005.

Tony O'Malley HRHA - Auction results

There have been 13 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 264 by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 264 Sale Date: 04 June 2008
    Result: £2,400
  • CORMORANTS by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    CORMORANTS Sale Date: 13 May 2015 Medium: Oil on Board Size: H 15" x W 19"
    Result: £2,200
  • Lot 152 by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 152 Sale Date: 07 March 2012
    Result: £1,600
  • SUNSET LANDSCAPE by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    SUNSET LANDSCAPE Sale Date: 25 February 2016 Medium: Collage on Wood Panel Size: H 4" x W 11"
    Result: £1,300
  • Lot 148 by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 148 Sale Date: 18 February 2009
    Result: £1,000
  • WINTER FIELD by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    WINTER FIELD Sale Date: 23 June 2016 Medium: Mixed Media Size: H 10" x W 7"
    Result: £600
  • SAINT MARTIN'S FIELDS WITH WINGS by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    SAINT MARTIN'S FIELDS WITH WINGS Sale Date: 08 December 2016 Medium: Gouache on Board Size: H 8" x W 11"
    Result: £600
  • UNTITLED by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    UNTITLED Sale Date: 04 May 2017 Medium: Pastel on Paper Size: H 4.5" x W 6"
    Result: £600
  • FIELD by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    FIELD Sale Date: 21 April 2016 Medium: Mixed Media on Paper Size: H 9" x W 11"
    Result: £475
  • Lot 120B by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 120B Sale Date: 07 December 2011
    Result: £320
  • SPANISH ARMADA OFF DONEGAL by Tony O'Malley HRHA at Ross's Auctions
    SPANISH ARMADA OFF DONEGAL Sale Date: 07 October 2015 Medium: Charcoal on Paper Size: H 6.5" x W 6.5"
    Result: £50