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Louis le Brocquy: A Celebration of the Artist's Ninetieth Year

This special display by the distinguished Irish artist Louis le Brocquy is being shown to celebrate the artist’s 90th year. It presents seven emblematic works selected by Pierre le Brocquy. The works represent the artist’s Grey Period and also his Presence, Procession and Human Image series and together constitute an excellent representation of his lifelong concerns and achievements as an artist.

Louis le Brocquy, Children in a Wood I, 1988, oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm. Loan, Collection.Louis le Brocquy, Lazarus, 1954, oil on canvas, 175.5 x 119.5 cm. Loan, Private Collection, Courtesy Gimpel Fils, London.Louis le Brocquy, Riverrun Processcion with Lilies III, 1985, oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm. Loan, Collection.


Le Brocquy's work is represented in the collections of numerous museums in the USA, the UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Japan, India, Korea, New Zealand and, of course, Ireland. Highlights of his career include representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1956, and exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Moderne the la Ville de Paris (1976), the New York State Museum (1981), the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne (1988) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (1996).

The Head Image: Louis le Brocquy's Notes on Painting and Awareness is an important text by the artist discussing his practice published by IMMA. The book is the first in a new series of publications, giving artists in the Collection their own voice through interviews, artist’s statements and essays. To buy the book please click >arrow linkhere

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