Tom Mathews was born in Dublin in 1952.
His poetry collections are The Owl and the Pussycat (Dublin, Dedalus Press, 2009); and No Return Game (Dedalus Press, 2013).
His novel is Levon (Dublin, Ward River Press, 1984).
After working in advertising he studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He has been a freelance cartoonist, writer and critic since 1975. He has had thirty one-man shows and his paintings have been exhibited in Living Art, the National Portrait Show and at the RHA. He has illustrated a dozen books, and has published three collections of cartoons, including The Best of Tom Mathews (Dublin, New Island Books, 2005).
The New Adventures of Keats and Chapman, was published in 2008 by New Island Books.
He lives in Dublin.
Tom Mathews at Dedalus
Tom Mathews at The Parlour Review
Tom Mathews at The National Library of Ireland