Padraig Marrinan (1906 - 1973):
Padraig Marrinan was born in Belfast. He was educated privately after he had contracted infantile paralysis at the age of five. He was a self-taught artist. He painted landscapes in Antrim, Kerry, Connemara and Donegal, and was interested in Celtic mythology and in religious art. He painted the Stations of the Cross for St Colman's Church, Lambeg, County Antrim, and 'Our Lady of Belfast' is in Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, Belfast. 'The Madonna and Child of Loretto' is in the Convent School, Omagh, County Tyrone. He was a member of the Royal Ulster Academy, and exhibited there. The National gallery of Dublin have one of his charcoal drawings. He died in Omagh.