One of Ireland’s best known artists, Louis le Brocquy was born in Dublin in 1916. A self-taught painter, Le Brocquy has always been preoccupied with capturing an aspect of the body as an image of the human being. He was a founding member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1943 and was awarded La Praelpina at the Venice Biennale in 1956 for his painting ‘A Family’.
|Oil on canvas
|114 x 146 cm
|IMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, Mr. Brian Ranalow, 2006
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Born in Dublin, Louis le Brocquy is considered one of Ireland’s foremost painters. In 1943 he became a founding member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art. He represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1956, where he won the Premio Acquisito Internationale. He was elected Saoi by members of Aosdána in 1992. Acknowledged by museum retrospective exhibitions worldwide, le Brocquy’s work is represented in public collections including the Guggenheim, New York and Tate, London.View Artist