David Crone (b.1937)
Oil on linen
160cm x 120cm
Courtesy of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
David Crone was born in Belfast in 1937, he was a pupil at Annadale Grammar School and attended Belfast College of Art where he studied sculpture but became increasingly drawn to painting. By the early 1960s, he was working mainly in paint. He is best known for his landscapes and cityscapes, which present the world as a place that is difficult to understand and ever-changing. His work has at times shown Expressionist and Cubist influences. Since 1985, he has lectured at the Belfast College of Art, before this he taught art in schools, including at his old school, Annadale Grammar. In 2005 he was elected as a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including an important retrospective show of his work which was given at the Ulster Museum in 1995. His art is held in major public collections such as the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, which owns this piece – Chimney.