Monday, 2 May 2016

Ní Chuilin pays tribute to outstanding Irish painter

2 May 2016
Ní Chuilin pays tribute to outstanding Irish painter
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilin has expressed her sadness at the death of Basil Blackshaw, whose death was announced today.
 In expressing her condolences to his family and friends the Minister said:
“Basil was without question the most outstanding Irish painter of his generation and his passing is a tremendous loss to the artistic world.  He was a prodigious talent and his paintings reflected his rural upbringing.  His works will stand the test of time and he has left a wonderful legacy for the current and future generations.”
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