Louis Le Brocquy


Born in Dublin in 1916, Louis Le Brocquy is considered one of Ireland’s foremost painters both nationally and internationally. In 1943 he became a founding member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in Dublin. He represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 1956, where he won the Premio Acquisito Internationale. In 1998 he received the IMMA Glen Dimplex Artists Award for a sustained contribution to the visual arts in Ireland. He was elected Saoi by members of Aosdána in 1992 and was honoured with the Freedom of Dublin City in 2007. IMMA exhibited a retrospective of le Brocquy's work in 1996, and in 2006 presented a display of seven emblematic works to celebrate the artist's 90th year


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