James McCreary

James McCreary was born in Dublin in 1944. He worked at Harry Clarke’s stained glass Studio between 1960-1963. From 1964-1978 he worked as a steel erector for Smith & Pearson’s structural steel engineering works. In 1973 he joined the Graphic Studio Dublin Studio studying etching and lithography, and became studio manager in 1980. He set up and managed the Graphic Studio’s visiting artist’s programme which introduced many of Ireland’s leading artist’s to printmaking. 

Art Education

1960-63 Harry Clarke’s stained glass studio

1960-63 National Collage Art-night classes

1973-77 Etching and Lithography at Graphic Studio Dublin


Solo Exhibitions

2015 Custom house Studios. Westport, Co; Mayo

2014 Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

2011 Taller Galeria Fort, Caqaques, Spain

2005 Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin

2004 Galleri Astley. Utterberg, Sweden

1976,77,78 Emmet Gallery, Dublin

1974 Project Arts Centre, Dublin


Latest Two-person Exhibitions

2017 James McCreary and Stephen Lawlor, Galleri Astley, Utterberg, Sweden

2014 James McCreary and Ruth O’Donnell, So Fine Art Editions, Dublin

2011 James McCreary and Leo Higgins, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

2010 James McCreary and Leo Higgins, Galleri Astley, Utterberg, Sweden


Latest Selected Group Shows

2018-1992 RHA, Dublin

2012-2009 RUA, Belfast

2018-2011 Lessedra World Art Print Mini Print. Bulgaria

2018-2010 Mini Print International Cadaques, Spain

2017-2018 Ex Libris International. Serbia

2016 1st TKO International Miniprint Exhibition. Japan

2016 Blue House Gallery, schull, Co, Cork

2016 Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibbereen, Co, Cork

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