Adam Kos began his career as a furniture restorer to the Royal Castle in Warsaw and subsequently worked with Paul Levi, the famous London collector and restorer of old frames. His commissions include restoration work in Dublin Castle, Malahide Castle and City Hall, Dublin.
He now lives full-time in Ireland where he divides his time between Co. Westmeath and Howth, where his residence looks across Dublin Bay – the same scenic landscape that William Orpen and Osborne captured in their paintings. Kos is a painter with an extraordinary empathy for the Irish imagination. His treatment of Ireland’s many aspects ranges from landscapes of hazy Wicklow bogs to innovative and original portraits such as ‘James Joyce in New York’.
He excels in his treatment of light, capturing its subtle depths and tones with a sureness few other Irish painters can master. In 2001 Adam Kos was chosen to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Art Biennale.