1929-1002 [née Dorothy Cole]; b. 16 Jan.; dg. of Wlater Cole, owner
of fruit & vegetable business, living in Mountjoy Sq., Dublin; ed.
Dominican Convent, Wicklow and Eclole du Louvre, Paris, studying art history;
remained in Paris and worked for New York Times Sunday cultural
section; joined Michael Scott & Partners; m. Robin Walker (d.1991),
1961; involved in Signa, with Michael Scott and Louis le Brocquy; contrib.
art criticism to RTE, 1964-67; art Hibernia art critic, 1967-77; contrb.
ed. Studio International; contrib. Sunday Times; vice-pres. of International
Assoc. of Art Critics, 1979-81, and president of Irish Section; co-fnd.
International Centre for Advanced Studies in Art at NYU, 1981; issued
Louis le Brocquy (1981); fnd-member of Rosc Exhibitions, 1967 and
1971; sponsored Irish representation at Rosc 1980; member of first board
of IMMA, 1990; championed Michael Coleman, Michael Mulcahy, Patrick Scott,
Sean Scully and Michael Farrell (who vocally repudiated her criticism
and included a message to her in his cut-out work (Maintenant
Madame D.W. Vous Pouvex les coup vous même); judge of
Peat-Guinness Awards for Emerging Artists, 1980s; moard of dirs. of Gallery
of Photography, 1997-2002; her children are Simon, Michan, Corban and
their sisters Sarah and Ciannat; d. 8 Dec.
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Michael Scott, Architect in (casual) conversation with Dorothy
Walker (Kinsale: Gandon Editions 1995), 253pp., ill., ports.; Modern
Art in Ireland, foreword by Seamus Heaney (Dublin: Lilliput Press
1997), 239pp. Also Without the Walls: John Aiken, James Coleman, Felim
Egan, Brian King, Ciaran Lennon, Alanna OKelly, Michael OSullivan,
Nigel Rolfe, Noel Sheridan [ICA Main Gallery, The Mall, London SW1, 16
Feb.-16 March 1980; A Sense of Ireland Ser.] (London: ICA 1980), pp,
ill. Also catalogue notes for Patrick Ireland and Patrick Scott, et al.
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Obituary, The Irish Times (Dec. 2002).
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Gift tokens: Dorothy Walker received works as gifts from Louis
le Brocquy which sold for £153,000 at de Veres (See Phoenix,
sat. article on Louis le Brocquy, Dec. 2000.)