Diarmuid Delargy RUA was born in Belfast in 1958. He studied at the University of Ulster and the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where he graduated with an M.A. in 1983. He has lived and worked in the west of Ireland for many years.
As a painter, sculptor and print maker, Delargy has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. He has received numerous bursaries and awards for his work including the Gold Medal at the European Large Format Print Exhibition, Dublin (1991). His suite of 24 prints based on a text by Samuel Beckett was approved by the author and was exhibited widely including MOMA San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York.
Delargy was printmaker in residence at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 1988. He has had solo exhibitions at The Orchard Gallery, Derry; the Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast; and the Taylor Galleries, Dublin; as well as numerous group exhibitions.
Delargy was elected to Aosdána in 1999.
Bull and Calf in the Rain - Inis Meann, Aran Islands, oil on Somerset paper