Quarryman, Craigaholyer, Islandmore, Ireland

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The Irish quarryman is portrayed as a monolithic figure whose angular profile is echoed in the shapes of the quarry beyond. The figure is partly composed of flat surface pattern, the cap, shirt and belt represented as a mosaic of coloured shapes.

Middleton was the first artist to have a one-person show at Belfast Museum and Art Gallery in 1943 when John Hewitt worked there as a curator.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum



Quarryman, Craigaholyer, Islandmore, Ireland




oil on canvas


H 76.5 x W 61 cm

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purchased, 1960

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