John Hume


Statesman, peacemaker, civil rights leader
1937 – 2020

74 x 73 x 45 cm

Commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs
Four bronze castings were made for these locations:
Gardens of the Residence of The Irish Ambassador, Washington DC, USA, unveiled 15 March 2022
Embassy of Ireland, London, unveiled 2 February 2022
The European Parliament, Strasbourg, unveiled 7 June 2022
and Dublin, Autumn 2022


John Hume, an Irish nationalist politician from Derry, was one of the main architects of the Northern Ireland peace process and was the only person ever to receive the three major peace awards –
the Nobel Peace Prize, the Martin Luther King Award, and The Gandhi Peace Prize.
“Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it.”