This companion to the 600 major and minor Irish painters, sculptors, stained glass artists, and designers of the 20th century includes such important figures as Jack B. Yeats, Evie Hone, Sir John Lavery, Sir William Orpen, and many more. Each entry offers bibliographic information and listings of the institutions where the artists' works can be found.
In a subsidiary capacity, many other practitioners, mainly of non-Irish background, are mentioned in entries and in the index of artists. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in Irish art.
All the major Irish artists of this century are represented as well as many whose names will be known only to specialists. "No attempt was made to select the `professional' in preference to the `amateur,' writes Mr Snoddy, and part of the interest of a dictionary such as this lies in discovering hitherto unknown names. -The Irish Times.
This dictionary is a truly exceptional piece of work which deserves to be bought by all collectors of Irish art. If there is any criticism, it is that the book has no illustrations, which may be a disadvantage when lesser-known artists are being considered. - The Irish Times.