29th March 2019
Frank pictured here on the right with INTO General Secretary, Sheila Nunan, and his partner Michael.
Frank Buckley was a regular and welcome visitor to INTO Head Office and was delighted to hear of compliments paid by visitors to the artwork on display. He was a good friend of INTO and recognised the valuable contribution of teachers.
In 2013, Frank arranged the transfer of a collection of paintings and prints (Frank X. Buckley Collection) to the care of the INTO. In his letter to INTO General Secretary, Sheila Nunan, Frank said:
“I am mindful of the great opportunity and responsibility of our primary school teachers and those who support them in promoting the development of the children of Ireland and their creative thinking and imagination. The visual arts play an important role in that pursuit. I would hope that these works of art will contribute to the inspiration of those whose task it is to inspire our young.”
INTO extends our sympathy to his spouse Michael and all of his family.