Louis le Brocquy (1916–2012)
Head of a Boy
- Framed size: 76 x 63cm
- Acrylic on canvas
- Arts Council Joint Purchase Scheme, 1965
Louis le Brocquy, one of the most innovative Irish artists in the 1940s and 50s, was the first Irish artist to win the Premio Acquisto International Award at the Venice Biennale when he represented Ireland in 1956. He was elected Saoi by members of Aosdána in 1992. In his early career he was interested in his Celtic past and social issues and a highlight was his illustration of the pre-Christian Irish legend, the Táin. He has been acknowledged by museum retrospective exhibitions worldwide and his work is represented in numerous public and private collections.