Meet the Gallerist: Peter Brennan
The gallery director at Graphic Studio Gallery in Dublin reflects on a childhood steeped in art and the challenges of running a gallery during the recession and, more recently, during the pandemic
What first turned you on to a career in art?
My dad, Joseph Brennan, was a gallerist, he represented Louis le Brocquy and Anne Madden in Northern Ireland, so I grew up meeting artists and visited galleries from a young age, and he would sometimes bring me along to studio visits. I still love visiting artists’ studios – experiencing that sense of discovery. I also remember a brilliant teacher that taught me A-Level art history ...