Art: Irish Story

Jerome Connor, Irish sculptor, was as elusive as an Irish moonbeam. In all the recent arts of Ireland there was no evanescence quite like his. He was the man who was going to carve a memorial to the dead of the Lusitania in the waterfront square of the town of Cobh, an easy gull's night from the Lusitania's ocean grave.

For 18 years the carving of that memorial was imminent. Eighteen years ago Jerome Connor pocketed a substantial advance sum for the work from the memorial committee in New York* and went off to...

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