Gerard Dillon. An Illustrated Biography. Limited Edition of 100 Copies, Numbered & Signed by the Author. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1994. Pp, 120. Folio. Light brown cloth boards, title embossed in red to upper cover with pictorial label affixed to centre, lettered in gilt along spine. Housed in publisher's slipcase. A fine copy.
"He cultivated simplicity and a love of childhood openness and honesty and he was the only artist whom I ever believed was really sincere when he declared that he wanted to paint with a child’s directness," (James White). Gerard Dillon (1916-1971) had abandoned classes at the Belfast School of Art mindful that they might interfere with his strongly held belief in his artistic vision to always strive to retain and nurture the simplicity and originality in his painting. Profusely illustrated with colour and black & white photographs of his work.