Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

A Man of the West

Simon Coleman

b. 1916 - d. 1995
1955 Oil on canvas

In 'A Man of the West', Simon Coleman shows himself in a reflective mood, but once again silhouetted against a dramatic sky, with the cottages dotted in the background suggesting Ireland's remote west coast.

A portrait in oil of a man, placed close to the foreground of the painting, with his arms folded in a dark blue jacket. On the left, in the background, a solitary tree can be seen, sitting behind a white house. A cloudy sky is shown in the background.