Dublin-born artist Louis le Brocquy has died

The artist Louis le Brocquy has died at the age of 95.

25th April, 2012
A Family: permanently on display in the National Gallery

The artist Louis le Brocquy has died at the age of 95.

Born in Dublin in 1916, he painted portraits of figures including W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Francis Bacon, Seamus Heaney and Bono.

His painting A Family became the first work by a living artist to feature in the National Gallery's permanent collection. He was married to Anne Madden, also an artist.

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