ALGARVE LANDSCAPE, Patrick Swift


Miguel 'O Estragador', by Patrick Swift, oil on board. c.1963
(poor quality reproduction)


Miguel 'O Estragador' ('The Destroyer'), by Patrick Swift, oil on board, c.1963
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One of the fishermen was a character known as the 'Destroyer'- he had damaged himself in some way by getting the bends when dynamiting and diving for fish... My father painted a series of portraits of him. He was paid to sit, and remained motionless for hours. - Katherine Swift (Gandon Editions, 1993)

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Silhouette, Algarve, Patrick Swift, c.1974 (poor quality reproduction)





Nude, Algarve, Patrick Swift (1927-83), oil on canvas, c.1975 (poor quality reproduction)




Hilltop Farmhouse (Monte Gordo), Algarve, Patrick Swift (1927-83), oil on canvas, 1970s (poor quality reproduction)





Patrick Swift's Maternal Grandparents in the Wicklow Mountains, Algarve period (unfinished), oil on canvas, 1983; Swift's mother was a Mahon from Co. Wicklow (poor quality reproduction)




Algarve Studio, oil



Algarve Landscape, oil




Algarve Landscape, oil




Girl, oil




Mary Mahon (Swift's maternal grandmother), 1982/3, oil on canvas
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Stella Swift, Patrick Swift's daughter, oil on canvas, c.1971
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Oonagh was going to have a baby. It was heavy September in the Algarve. Tiresome encroachments on our ‘long planned half solitude’ at our home there had been increasing. But at last the long summer ended. Our daughter Katty departed for school in Sussex. Mr Jones opened up his English School of the Algarve for the new term. Our youngest daughter Julie was to board there. Lisbon beckoned us, rather as Moscow beckons the characters of a Chekhov play. There was the baby and there was the book. – Swift, Portuguese notebook (Gandon Editions, 1993)

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Katherine and Juliet, Patrick Swift's daughters, oil on canvas, c.1966
(poor quality reproduction)





Algarve Landscape, Patrick Swift (1927-83),Oil on canvas, 1970s
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Catherine Swift, Swift's mother, oil on canvas, c.1971; Painted on a rare trip to Dublin - Swift never finished the picture as his mother reportedly disliked it, particularly the hands (poor quality reproduction)





Algarve landscape (fig trees with figure), Patrick Swift (1927-83), oil on canvas, 1970s (poor quality reproduction)





Portrait of Miguel 'O Estragador' ('The Destroyer'), Patrick Swift (1927-83), oil on canvas, Algarve period (poor quality reproduction)





view from Swift's Algarve studio, Patrick Swift (1927-83), oil on canvas, c.1970s; Exhibited Lisbon 1974 (poor quality reproduction)





Algarve Trees, Patrick Swift, oil, c.1968 (poor quality reproduction)





The Garden with Fig Tree (view from Swift's library window), c.1974, oil on canvas; exhibited in Lisbon 1974 (poor quality reproduction)





Studio Still Life, Algarve, Patrick Swift, Oil (poor quality reproduction)





Trees, Algarve, oil, c.1968 (poor quality reproduction)





Portrait of Francisco de Sá Carneiro in Swift's Algarve studio, photo taken by Tim Motion, 1984 (poor quality reproduction)


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Stella Swift (Swift's daughter), Oil on canvas, c.1971
(poor quality reproduction)


Self-portrait (with beard), Patrick Swift, Oil, 1951 (poor quality reproduction)


Self-portrait, c. 1950/2, Oil (poor quality reproduction)


Self-portrait, pastel on tinted paper, c.1948 (poor quality reproduction)


Self-portrait, 1950s (poor quality reproduction)


Joe Reynolds (a writer of children's books), charcoal and white chalk on tinted paper, 1948 (poor quality reproduction)





Patrick Kavanagh, by Patrick Swift, 1950-1 (poor quality reproduction)
; this image appeared in Envoy 1951





Patrick Pye, 1952, Oil (poor quality reproduction)





Ciarín Scott, 1950, Oil (poor quality reproduction)





Girl with Plaid Dress (Claire McAllister?), Oil, c.1950s (poor quality reproduction)





Girl with flower (Claire McAllister?), Oil, c.1950 (unfinished/ damaged?)




Boy in Mirror, 1950 (poor quality reproduction)


portrait of Anthony Cronin by Patrick Swift, 1956; appears on the cover of Cronin's memoir of literary Dublin in the 1950s, Dead as Doornails (poor quality reproduction)


Joe Reynolds (a writer of children's books), charcoal and white chalk on tinted paper, 1948 (poor quality reproduction)


Patrick Swift (1927-1983), Self-Portrait, c.1950, ink on paper; National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland, University of Limerick






Patrick Swift, Self-Portrait, Thumbnail Sketch, c.1951; appeared in Envoy alongside Swift's piece, 'The Artist Speaks' (poor quality reproduction)
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By Swift
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Nano Reid - Some notes on Caravaggio - Italian Report - The Artist Speaks - X magazine - RHA Exhibition 1951 - Eça de Queiroz & Fernando Pessoa - The Portuguese Enigma - Notebooks - All
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About Swift
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Main
Patrick Swift: An Irish Painter in Portugal - IMMA 1993 Retrospective Catalogue - Dublin 1950-2 - By His Friends - X magazine - Poems - Further Quotes About - All

By His Friends
Anthony Cronin - John Ryan - John Jordan - C.H.Sisson - Martin Green - John McGahern - David Wright - Lima de Freitas - Katherine Swift - Tim Motion - Lionel Miskin - Jacques D'Arribehaude - Brian Higgins - George Barker - Patrick Kavanagh

Further Quotes
Brian Fallon - Aidan Dunne - Derek Hill - Brendan Behan - Lucian Freud - Patrick Kavanagh - Elizabeth Smart - Further Quotes About
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