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Louis le Brocquy, b.1916

Shakespeare Head1983

Shakespeare Head is a 1983 work by Louis le Brocquy. It is not currently on display in IMMA. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions80 x 80 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000
Item NumberIMMA.891 FD
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Louis le Brocquy, Shakespeare Head, 1983, Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Maire and Maurice Foley, 2000

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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. — View Artist »