Meet the Gallerist: Olivier Cornet

The owner of the Olivier Cornet Gallery on Great Denmark Street in Dublin 1 reflects on a life in art, and reveals the things he’s learned along the way

26th September, 2021
Meet the Gallerist: Olivier Cornet
Oliver Cornet, owner of the Olivier Cornet Gallery on Great Denmark Street in Dublin 1: ‘I love the challenge of using the same space when installing a new exhibition: you know which areas get people’s attention first, but you also try to find novel ways of using that space, in synergy with the art being displayed.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

What kickstarted your interest in art?

Initially through stamp collecting in my early teens. Art has always featured very highly in the stamp issuing policies of the French Post. I discovered the work of Matisse, Degas, Cézanne, Delaunay, Chagall, Braque, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rouault, Nicolas de Stael and so many more. My maternal grandmother, who died before I was born, was an amateur painter. I grew up fascinated by the only painting we had by...

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