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Seán Keating

Full name: Seán (John) Keating
Other name(s): Seán Céitinn, John Keating
Gender: Male
Born: September 28, 1899 in Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Died: December 21, 1977 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Seán Keating is best known for his romantic-realistic paintings from the Anglo-Irish War and the beginning of industrialization in Ireland. He started his studies at the Limerick Technical School before he was allowed to join the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin, where he was active teaching from 1918-54. Spending most of his life in Ireland, he was elected President of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1949 and held this position up to 1962. He was a very conservative painter and strictly against abstract Modern Art as he feared this kind of painting would bring about a decline in artistic standards. His early works were close to socialist realism and showed his sympathy for the militant Irish independence movement. Keating’s leftist positions and a sense of social justice were reflected in his paintings. Nevertheless, he also produced religious works for the Church.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 24 Paris Art Competitions Mixed Painting Ireland IRL AC
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Paintings Ireland IRL AC

Mixed Painting

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1924 Summer 24 Paris Art Competitions Ireland Final Standings AC The Fowler

Mixed Painting, Paintings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Art Competitions Ireland Final Standings AC The Tipperary Hurler
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