Centenary of birth of Louis le Brocquy

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We are delighted to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great Irish artist Louis le Brocquy. Born on 10 November 1916, Louis le Brocquy (1916-2012) had a long and close association with the Hugh Lane Gallery. The Gallery organised Louis le Brocquy's first retrospective in 1966 and a further three solo exhibitions in 1978, 1992 and most recently in 2007 with Early Heroes Later Homage, curated by his son Pierre le Brocquy. In this exhibition and accompanying publication, the influence of Beach Scene by Edgar Degas and Music in the Tuileries Gardens by Edouard Manet, both part of the Lane Bequest, was beautifully demonstrated. As director Barbara Dawson said 'His lifetime's work reveals a relentless pursuit of the human condition that has brought him national and international acclaim from an early age, while he himself has become a revered and beloved figure in contemporary Irish art.' The Hugh Lane is extremely fortunate to have a significant collection of paintings, works on paper and tapestries by le Brocquy and his seminal work Child in a Yard (1953) is currently on view as part of The Artist as Witness in Society: Collection