"Portrait of Frank Ormsby"
Charcoal on paper
An author and poet, Frank Ormsby is originally from Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh. In 2019, Ormsby was appointed as the Ireland Professor of Poetry to serve a three-year term at Queen's University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. "Unless a poem moves me in some way I give up on it very quickly. I want poetry to be about people's experiences and written in a manner which enables the reader to share those experiences" (Frank Ormsby, Belfast Telegraph, 2015)
Arts Council of Northern Ireland part gifted in 2010; purchase supported by the Museum Friends