The Fifth Province by Richard E. King

The Fifth Province by Richard E. King

The Fifth Province by Richard E. King

Title: The Fifth Province
Artist: Richard E.King
Location: Navan By-Pass
Material: Blue Steel
Year: 1989

Artist's Biography

Born in 1943, Richard Enda King was one of Ireland’s foremost contemporary sculptors, recognised both nationally and internationally.

He studied at the National College of Art and Design, graduating in sculpture and stained glass in 1966.

Between 1965 and 1973 he worked in a variety of art-related positions such as Director of Gill’s Liturgical Art Studio, Chairman of the Irish Society for Design and Crafts (1968-1970), Artistic Designer at the Focus Theatre in Dublin, and as a lecturer at Dun Laoghaire College of Art.

His public commissions include “Spirit of the Air”, a 55 foot high granite sculpture located at the roundabout at Dublin airport in 1992 and “The Fifth Province”, a ten-metre high sculpture in welded steel for the Navan Relief Road in 1989. King described this as “a symbolic idea of a place or state of reconciliation, re-birth and creative renewal.”

He represented Ireland in many international exhibitions in America, Japan, Spain and Germany.