UPwithART 2.0 - 24-30 May 2020

Paddy Gunn O’Brien – 2019 Collector

Title Big Rock on Honeybag, Dartmouth Devon
Medium acrylic on canvas
Image Size 23 x 23 in.

Value: $1,200

From the Estate of Paddy Gunn O’Brien

Artist Bio:

Marnie Fleming has written about Paddy Gunn O’Brien: Paddy served the London Regional Art Gallery – now Museum London – for 38 years, and the arts community for many more after that. Few in the curatorial profession in Canada can boast this length of service. Born in England in 1929, Paddy began her employment with the London Regional Art Gallery in 1952 (it was then a department of the London Public Library). It was largely due to her efforts that the gallery became a major force in Canada with a remarkable permanent collection.We well understood artists and their needs primarily becuase she was an accomplished artist herself.