Jim Fitzpatrick
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Jim Fitzpatrick


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Track 1: Lived in St Michael’s Road in Dublin. Discussed his artistic background, his education and his first job as a layout artist in advertising. Track 2: His first experiences in graphic design, learning from highly skilled and gifted craftsmen. Track 3: Recalled the inspiration for the creation of his iconic poster of Che Guevara in 1961, whilst working as a barman in Kilkee. Track 4: His decision to work for two poster companies. The major influences on his work, including Harry Clarke. Discussed his early experiences as a linear artist. Track 5: Recalled his introduction to the world of Celtic art, and the influence of Celtic mythology in the stories which he heard whilst living in Clare. Discussed his book The Book of Conquest. The time he spent working with the band Thin Lizzie. Track 6: Memories of his friendship with the late Phil Lynott. Recalled a time during the early 1970s, when groups of artists, writers, musicians and poets would regularly gather in a room in Parnell Square to share ideas, challenge each other and stimulate creativity. Track 7: Resumé of his life and times up until the 1970s. Track 8: Recalled the Dublin Arts Festival in 1971, at which he held an exhibition. The changing social scene in Dublin in the 1970s. His transition from Celtic work, beginning to paint on canvas and his subject material.

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Audio series:

Fingal (north Dublin), second series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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15.15 MB, 10.39 MB, 12.17 MB, 6.04 MB, 12.45 MB, 7.19 MB, 4.32 MB, 21.91 MB

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore