Louis Le Brocquy

Born in Dublin in 1916, Louis le Brocquy wasa towering figure in the history of Irish painting. According to a recent editorial in The Irish Times: 'This self-taught artist has come to be recognised both at home and internationally as the foremost Irish painter of the 20th century.' His work has received much international attention and many accolades in a career that spans seventy years of creative practice. According to John Russell, 'When Louis le Brocquy first came to be known as a painter, some (fifty) years ago, it was not as the civilised head-hunter that he has lately become. It was as a story-teller, a symbolist, and a thoughtful enquirer into the conditions of life.'

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