Padraigh (Paddy) MacMiadhachain (b.1929) Irish
Padraigh MacMiadhachain was born in Downpatrick in 1929. He attended the Belfast School of Art in the 1940s, where William Scott had a profound influence on his work. Since 1959 he has lived and painted on the Dorset Coast and has a studio at St. Ives.
In the 1960s MacMiadhachain was an outstanding contributor to the Irish Exhibitions of Living Art, alongside Gerard Dillon, Camille Souter, Nevill Johnson, Patrick Collins and Louis le Brocquy. The Molesworth Gallery, Dublin have held several solo exhibtions of his work including a retrospective exhibition in 1999. During his career he has been one of the most consistent and widely exhibited artists of his generation in the UK.