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Louis le Brocquy, b.1916

Children in a Wood I1988

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’.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions114 x 146 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, Mr. Brian Ranalow, 2006
Item NumberIMMA.1967
Image Caption
Louis le Brocquy, Children in a Wood I, 1988, Oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, Mr. Brian Ranalow, 2006

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About the Artist

Louis le Brocquy 1916–2012

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. In 1998 he received the IMMA Glen Dimplex award for a sustained contribution to the visual arts in Ireland and was honored with the Freedom of Dublin City in 2007. Acknowledged by museum retrospective exhibitions worldwide, including France, USA and Japan, his work is represented in numerous public collections, from the Guggenheim, New York to Tate, London.
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