Louis Le Brocquy


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This striking portrait of Samuel Beckett by Irish artist, Louis le Brocquy is an edition of only 40 prints. Le Brocquy is widely acclaimed for his evocative "Portrait ‘Heads" of literary figures and fellow artists, which include William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, and his friends Samuel Beckett, Francis Bacon and Seamus Heaney


Biography


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

Image of Samuel Beckett,

  • Intaglio print on Japanese Kozu natural paper, 30.7 x 23.2 cm (34 gsm)
  • Signed and numbered by artist
  • Printed by Stoney Road Press
  • Edition of 40

  • €2500 full price
  • €2250 IMMA members price