Thursday February 27, 2020

How Breon O’Casey escaped his father’s shadow

Gormley’s sale of affordable Irish art this week features Pale Yellow Sky, an abstract oil by Breon O’Casey, who died last month aged 83.

11th June, 2011

Gormley’s sale of affordable Irish art this week features Pale Yellow Sky, an abstract oil by Breon O’Casey, who died last month aged 83.

One of the last artists to have bona fide connections to the St Ives Modernist movement of the 1950s, O’Casey (the son of Sean) was born in London and brought up in Devon surrounded by art and literature.

His favourite title was Finnegans Wake, of which...

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