|Dorothy Walker was a dynamic and highly influential art critic, author and broadcaster. She played a central role in
many of the most significant events in Irish visual art in the second half of the 20th century including the
foundation of the Rosc exhibitions, the Guinness-Peat Aviation Awards and the establishment of the Irish Museum
of Modern Art. Throughout her career, Walker contributed art criticism to the New York Times, RTÉ, Hibernia,
Studio International, and the Sunday Times. Her book, Modern Art in Ireland (1997), provides the first critical
account of the impact of political and cultural developments on the visual arts in Ireland in the post WWII period.