Russian influence at Whyte's

As generations of travelling artists have demonstrated, inspiration can come from the most improbable sources, writes Ros Drinkwater.

18th May, 2013
Alan, Son of Dr Martin Dempsey, by Leo Whelan.

As generations of travelling artists have demonstrated, inspiration can come from the most improbable sources.

In the 1980s, the late William Crozier attracted international attention with a series of powerful, abstract Irish landscapes quite unlike any that had gone before. As he said of them at the time: "The thing seen must be the detonator which explodes the imagination and creates the energy to sustain a singular passion."

In this particular case, the catalyst was...

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