The Genius Of John Kingerlee

The Art of John Kingerlee

John Kingerlee was born in Birmingham, England in 1936 and has lived in West Cork, Ireland since 1982. His mother was a Hogan from County Cork and a direct descendant of the great eighteenth-century potter, Josiah Wedgewood. He became an Irish citizen in 2004.

A former writer and potter himself, Kingerlee has been a professional painter since 1962. He has exhibited widely in Ireland, England, Europe, the United Sates and the Far East. His work can be found in many public, corporate and private collections in Ireland, Europe, United Sates and China.

His three great champions William Zimmer, Ted Pillsbury and Seamus Heaney have sadly passed away.


Kingerlee has accumulated a huge amount of artwork of his many years as an Artist.

Have a browse. You can buy anything from originals to prints and even books.





Explore the World of Kingerlee

There is no limit to Kingerlee’s invention… He views the world as an exhaustible supply of raw material for his art. In truth, he is as much an alchemist as an artist… John Kingerlee’s art, more than a unique vision of nature, is a lone voice of responsibility in a world beset by consumption and exploitation… John Kingerlee may be to the twenty-first century what Turner … was to the nineteenth century and Cezanne … was to the twentieth.