A Turner for today working on the Beara Peninsula

A tiny, remote cottage perched on the Atlantic coast is the setting for John Kingerlee’s expressive and groundbreaking work, which has attracted one of the world’s best known fine art aficionados

7th November, 2009

The wilds of west Cork are a little off Dr Ted Pillsbury’s regular beat.

The name may not be familiar, but as the head of one Irish fine art auction house put it, ‘‘in international art circles, when Pillsbury walks into a room, everyone stands up’’.

Described by New York Times art critic John Russell as ‘‘one of the most gifted men in the American museum profession’’, Pillsbury’s past...

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