Irish Artist Directory

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Louis le Brocquy HRHA

Lived: 1916 - 2012

Categories: Portraits, Landscapes, and Watercolour

Artist Biography

A self taught artist, Louis le Brocquy was born in Dublin and abandoned his job working in a lab in 1938 to pursue a career in painting. In 1947 le Brocquy moved to London which was to be his base for the next ten years, and showed his work in Paris, New York and Italy. He married Anne Madden in 1958 and began dividing his time between France and Ireland.

Considered the most important Irish artist of the second half of the 20th Century, a progression of styles comparable to that of Picasso is apparent in le Brocquy’s paintings. He has played a significant role in the Irish art world, helping to found the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1943, and receiving two honorary doctorates – one from Trinity College and the other from University College Dublin. A multitalented artist, he is also known for his tapestries, prints and illustrations, and has received international acclaim with retrospectives held in France, Spain, Japan, Australia and the US.    

Louis Le Brocquy's work featured in Adam's loan exhibitions:

'A Celebration of Irish Art and Modernism' (2011). Please click here to view the catalogue.

'Ireland: Her People and Landscape' (2012). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 84

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) The Táin, Deer among Dolm...

Estimate Price €1,500.00 - €2,000.00

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Lot 85

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) Procession Lithograph, 56 ...

Estimate Price €1,500.00 - €2,000.00

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Lot 79

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) St. Stephen's Green, Dubli...

Estimate Price €5,000.00 - €7,000.00

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Lot 81

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) Study towards an Image of ...

Estimate Price €1,200.00 - €1,600.00

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Lot 82

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) Study towards an Image of ...

Estimate Price €1,200.00 - €1,600.00

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Lot 83

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) Study towards an Image of ...

Estimate Price €1,200.00 - €1,600.00

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Lot 87

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (1916-2012) Being (W1400) Watercolour ...

Estimate Price €10,000.00 - €15,000.00

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Louis le Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916) Sick Tinker's Child Oil on gesso primed hardboard, 60 x 90cm, (23....

Hammer Price €820,000.00

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Louis Le Brocquy RHA (1916-2012) Procession with Lilies Oil on canvas, 115 x 147cm (45½ x 57¾''...

Hammer Price €320,000.00

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Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916) Image of W.B. Yeats Oil on canvas, 80 x 80cm (31.25 x 31.25'') Sig...

Hammer Price €310,000.00

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Louis Le Brocquy H.R.H.A. (b. 1916) Fantail Pigeon (630) 1994 Oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm. (15 x 1...

Hammer Price €310,000.00

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Louis le Brocquy HRHA (b.1916) Fantail Pigeons 1984 Oil on canvas, 38 x 46.2cm, (15 x 18.25'') Si...

Hammer Price €280,000.00

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