Irish Artist Directory

Melanie le Brocquy (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Melanie le Brocquy

Lived: 1919 -

Categories: Bronze, Sculpture, Figurative

Artist Biography

Melanie Le Brocquy has exhibited work in several group exhibitions in Salzburg, 1962, Dublin at the Dawson gallery in 1973 and the Taylor Galleries in 1986 and 2000. Her work is represented in the collection of the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, the National Self Portrait Collection, Limerick, the Arts Council of Ireland, the Corporation of Dublin and Allied Irish Bank. In 2000 the RHA Gallagher Gallery held a retrospective exhibition of Le Brocquy’s work. Her numerous awards include two Taylor scholarships (1939 and 39) and the Claremorris Open Exhibition prize (1991), and she is a member of Aosdana. 

Melanie Le Brocquy’s sculptures are often centred around the family; an infant learns to walk, a young girl holds her mother’s hand, father and son stand closely together. The relationship between figures is one of respect and tenderness. They stand upright but are not stiff. Forms are reduced to a simple statement.

Melanie Le Brocquy's work featured in 'Irish Women Artists: 1870-1970' exhibition (2014). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Melanie le Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Melanie Le Brocquy (b.1920) Crucifixion (1962) Bronze with dark brown patina, mounted on linen-mo...

Hammer Price €7,000.00

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Melanie Le Brocquy HRHA (b.1919) St Patrick Overthrowing Crom Cruach Bronze, 76.2cm (30'') high ...

Hammer Price €6,200.00

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Melanie le Brocquy HRHA (b.1919) Woman and Two Children on a Bench Bronze, 30cm (11.75'') high Si...

Hammer Price €3,600.00

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Melanie Le Brocquy HRHA (b.1919) Four Children, 1989 Bronze, 23cm (9'') Signed with initials and ...

Hammer Price €3,400.00

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Melanie le Brocquy HRHA (b.1919) Woman With Children Walking (1988) Bronze, 27cm (10.75'') high F...

Hammer Price €3,000.00

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