Cecil King

1921 - 1986

Painter, born in Rathdrum, County Wicklow and educated at Ranelagh School, Athlone, County Westmeath, and Mountjoy School. He embarked on a business career with a printing firm in Dundalk and became active in An Óige, (the Irish Youth Hostelling organisation) serving as national honorary treasurer and national honorary secretary. In 1963 he gave up his business career to become a full-time painter. As his reputation grew he held solo exhibitions in France, Sweden, Germany, and Spain, as well as in Ireland.