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Tom Murphy (born 1949) is an English Artist.

He is a self taught artist, starting his artistic career initially as a hobby and moved quickly to an intense period of self-study, mastering a range of techniques in many art disciplines.

Previously he worked in a number of occupations which included; a seaman, salesman, musician and impressionist in a pop group.

Later he graduated as a teacher at Liverpool John Moores University and taught art at the City of Liverpool Community College. He also worked at a Centre for People with Learning Difficulties. His differing careers and interest in the characteristics of people have both acted as a rich source of inspiration in both his paintings and sculptures.

His early experimenting in painting was finally appreciated when he won first prize in the prestigious BBC 'Art 88' competition. His big success in sculpture came in 1996 when his 7" 6' (226.8 centimetres) sculpture of John Lennon was seen by a representative of major Liverpool Company, Littlewoods. He was commissioned to sculpt two monumental size bronzes of the Moores brothers for Liverpool's premier shopping area Church Street.

His work is all over the city of Liverpool as well as in Chorley, Lancashire, Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, Germany and New York. He has also sold many smaller works around the world.

He is the first choice of Sculptor for all the major Liverpool institutions and in 2003, he was voted by Radio Merseyside listeners and Liverpool Echo readers as the 76th Greatest Merseysider.

Now his work is known all over the world since creating the iconic statue of John Lennon at the Liverpool John Lennon Airport which was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and attended by John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono. His sculptures of Ken Dodd and Bessie Braddock, commissioned by Merseytravel are sited at Lime Street Railway Station, Liverpool. His bronze statue of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson was unveiled by Prime Minister Tony Blair in Wilson's former constituency of Huyton, near Liverpool.

Though best known for his large sculptures, he has always maintained his interest in a wide range of art disciplines and sectors. An accomplished painter, he has been commissioned to paint many key Merseyside figures including the official retirement portrait of Mr John Moores.
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Total Books: 64
Contemporary Irish Plays Freefall Forgotten Drum Belly Planet Belfast Desolate Heaven The Boys of Foley Street
The Mommo Plays Brigit Bailegangaire A Thief of a Christmas
2014 - The Mommo Plays Brigit Bailegangaire a Thief of a Christmas [Play Anthologies] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781474218108
ISBN-10: 1474218105
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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DruidMurphy Plays by Tom Murphy
2012 - Druidmurphy Plays By Tom Murphy [Modern Plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408173190
ISBN-10: 1408173190
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant
2010 - The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant [Modern Plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408199947
ISBN-10: 1408199947
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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MURPHY PLAYS 6
2010 - Murphy Plays 6 [Contemporary Dramatists] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408123881
ISBN-10: 1408123886
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The Informer
2009 - The Informer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781904505372
ISBN-10: 1904505376
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Changing Metropolitan America Planning for a Sustainable Future
Murphy Plays 5
2007 - Murphy Plays 5 [Methuen Drama Contemporary Dramatists S. - Bk. 5] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780713683639
ISBN-10: 0713683635
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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The Alice Trilogy
2006 - The Alice Trilogy [Modern Plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413775764
ISBN-10: 0413775763
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Reclaiming the Sky 9/11 And the Untold Story of the Men And Women Who Kept America Flying
The Comfort of Autumn
2006 - The Comfort of Autumn (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780966861938
ISBN-10: 0966861930
Genre: Outdoors & Nature
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Big Book Of Harley-davidson Horsepower Evo Twin-cam And V-rod Hop-ups
2005 - Big Book of Harley-davidson Horsepower Evo Twin-cam and V-rod Hop-ups [0] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781884313547
ISBN-10: 188431354X
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Drunkard
2005 - The Drunkard (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781904505099
ISBN-10: 1904505090
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Light of Spring The Seasons of Yellowstone
2003 - The Light of Spring the Seasons of Yellowstone (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780966861914
ISBN-10: 0966861914
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Whistle In The Dark
2003 - Whistle in the Dark [Methuen Drama] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780413615008
ISBN-10: 0413615006
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Gigli Concert
2003 - Gigli Concert [Modern Plays] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780413659309
ISBN-10: 0413659305
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Famine
2003 - Famine [Modern Plays] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780413771230
ISBN-10: 0413771237
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Too Late For Logic
2003 - Too Late for Logic [Modern Plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413632203
ISBN-10: 0413632202
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Murphy Plays 2
2003 - Murphy Plays 2 [Methuen World Classics - v. 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413675606
ISBN-10: 0413675602
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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She Stoops To Folly
2003 - She Stoops to Folly [Modern Plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413714008
ISBN-10: 0413714004
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Morning After Optimism
2003 - Morning After Optimism [Modern Plays] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780413771247
ISBN-10: 0413771245
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2001 - The Sanctuary Lamp [Modern Plays] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - How to Build Harley-davidson Horsepower [Motorbooks International Cyclepro Series] (Paperback)
1996 - Harley-davidson Shovelhead [Motorcycle Color History] (Paperback)
1993 - Illustrated Piper Buyers Guide [Motorbooks International Illustrated Buyer's Guide] (Paperback)
1986 - Bailegangaire [Modern Plays] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1980 - Auction (Paperback)
1980 - Ballet (Paperback)
Illustrated Cessna Buyer's Guide [Illustrated Buyer's Guide] (Paperback)
Tue La Mort Suivi De [French Edition] (Paperback)