Louis Le Brocquy


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This portrait of Seamus Heaney 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 and Francis Bacon


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 Seamus Heaney,

  • Intaglio print on Japanese Kozu natural paper
  • Image size: 30.7 x 23.2 cm
  • Paper size: 58 x 44 cm
  • Edition of 75
  • Printed by Stoney Road Press, Dublin

  • Sold Out