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Colin Middleton RHA - Archive

Below is our complete archive of Colin Middleton RHA’s work. This archive is for information only and unfortunately the work is no longer available to buy.

Colin Middleton RHA currently has 32 archived works

The Duet by Colin Middleton RHA
The Duet Archive
Medium: Original Oil on Board
Size: 61cm x 46cm
Year: 1961
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 11cm x 8cm
Year: 1966
Evening Bird by Colin Middleton RHA
Evening Bird Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 5cm x 7cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 11cm x 11cm
Year: 1966
Woman With Typewriter by Colin Middleton RHA
Woman With Typewriter Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 19cm x 14cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 20cm x 13cm
Year: 1966
Trio: Black . white . Grey . by Colin Middleton RHA
Trio: Black . white . Grey . Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 11cm x 8cm
Year: 1966
Sun by Colin Middleton RHA
Sun Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 17cm x 14cm
Year: 1966
Abstract Figure by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Figure Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 10cm x 10cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 12cm x 12cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 12cm x 10cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 10cm x 15cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 10cm x 10cm
Year: 1966
Abstract Figure by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Figure Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 9cm x 10cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 10cm x 11cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 12cm x 9cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 8cm x 8cm
Year: 1966
Abstract Figure by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Figure Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 7cm x 7cm
Year: 1966
Here Comes Horace by Colin Middleton RHA
Here Comes Horace Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 9cm x 9cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pastel on Paper
Size: 9cm x 10cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 11cm x 9cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 9cm x 8cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 15cm x 12cm
Year: 1966
Figure by Colin Middleton RHA
Figure Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 8cm x 8cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 7cm x 16cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 9cm x 9cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 7cm x 7cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 7cm x 7cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 7cm x 8cm
Year: 1966
Abstract by Colin Middleton RHA
Abstract Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 12cm x 9cm
Year: 1966
Left Hand by Colin Middleton RHA
Left Hand Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 23cm x 29cm
Year: 1974
Beethoven by Colin Middleton RHA
Beethoven Archive
Medium: Original Pencil on Paper
Size: 23cm x 29cm
Year: 1974

Colin Middleton RHA’s Biography

Son of a damask-designer, Colin Middleton was born in Belfast in 1910. Trained at Belfast College of Art, he was heavily influenced by the work of Vincent van Gogh. He regarded himself as the only Surrealist working in Ireland in the 1930s.

His work first appeared at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1938. His first solo exhibition was at the Grafton Gallery in 1944. A damask-designer like his father before him, he now devoted himself to full-time painting. More exhibitions followed in Dublin, London and Boston.

In 1953 he moved to Bangor where he designed for the New Theatre; he also designed sets for the Circle Theatre and the Lyric Theatre. At around this time he exhibited alongside Daniel O'Neill at the Tooth Galleries in London. In the same year, 1954 he started his career as an art teacher at the Belfast College of Art and at Coleraine Technical School, eventually becoming head of art at Friends' School, Lisburn. The 'Dublin Magazine' at this time said of him: 'Apart from the brilliance of his paint, he has one rare quality in his inexhaustible capacity for wonder'.

A poet and musician, Middleton also produced murals, mosaics and posters. In 1969 he was awarded an MBE and appointed an associate at the Royal Hibernian Academy, with full membership in 1970. A major retrospective was held in 1976 at the Ulster Museum and the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in Dublin. He continued to exhibit at the RHA until the year of his death, 1983.