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Artist's studio, Carros, photograph Perry Ogden
Louis le Brocquy. Portrait Heads: 'A celebration of the artist's 90th birthday'
National Gallery of Ireland, 4 November - 13 January

Dublin: 13 Merrion Row, Louis le Brocquy, Paintings, December 1942.
Dublin: 13 Merrion Row, Louis le Brocquy, Sketches and Studies, April - May 1945.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Watercolours, May 20 - 14 June 1947. Text by Denys Sutton
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Studies and Watercolours, October 1949.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Drawings, Watercolours, Oils & Tapestries, June 1951.
Dublin: The Victor Waddington Galleries, Paintings and Tapestries by Louis le Brocquy, December 1951
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Recent paintings and tapestries, February - March 1955.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Paintings, February 19 - 16 March 1957.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Paintings, November - December 1959.
Los Angeles: Esther Robles Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, May 23 - 20 June 1960.
Zürich: Galerie Leinhard, January 1961 Louis le Brocquy. Text by Robert Melville [French trans.]
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, September 12 - 10 October 1961. Text by Herbert Read.
Dublin: Dawson Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, June 21 - 20 July 1962. Texts by James White, Robert Melville and Herbert Read.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Paintings, 1 - 26 March, 1966.
Dublin: Dawson Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, Seven Tapestries 1948-1955, 15 - 30 November 1966.
Belfast: Ulster Museum, Louis le Brocquy, Seven Tapestries 1948-1955, December 19 - 14 January 1967. Texts by James White 'The Tapestries and Paintings of Louis le Brocquy', le Brocquy 'Thoughts on our Time and Jean Lurçat'.
Dublin: Municipal Gallery of Modern Art [Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon], Louis le Brocquy, A Retrospective Selection of Oil Paintings 1939 - 1966, November 8 - 11 December 1966. Texts by Francis Bacon, Anne Crookshank 'Louis le Brocquy', Jacques Dupin 'The Paintings of 1964 - 1966' [French trans.].
Belfast: Ulster Museum, Louis le Brocquy, A Retrospective Selection of Oil Paintings 1939 - 1966, December 19 - 1 January 1967.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Recent Paintings, 1 - 26 October 1968.
Zürich: Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Louis le Brocquy, Bilder 1967 - 1968, January 12 - 12 February 1969. Texts by Anne Crookshank, Jacques Dupin, Herbert Read, Robert Melville [German].
Dublin: Dawson Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, Recent Paintings, December 1969.
New York: Gimpel Weitzenhoffer, Louis le Brocquy, April 27 - 15 May 1971.
Dublin: Dawson Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, October 19 - 19 November 1971.
St. Paul: Fondation Maeght, Louis le Brocquy, March 9 - 8 Avril 1973. Texts by Claude Esteban 'Histoire Calcinée', Jacques Dupin 'Louis le Brocquy' [French].
London: Gimpel Fils Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, 1 - 26 October 1974. Text by John Montague 'The Later le Brocquy' [incl. Italian trans.].
Turin: Galerie la Bussola, Louis le Brocquy, November 1974.
Dublin: Dawson Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, Seven Colour Etchings, 4 - 26 October 1974.
Dublin: Dawson Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of W.B. Yeats, November 26 - 13 December 1975. Text by le Brocquy 'Studies Towards an Image of W.B. Yeats'.
Belfast: Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of W.B. Yeats, January 12 - 7 February 1976.
Cork: Crawford Municipal Gallery of Art, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of W.B. Yeats, 16 - 28 February 1976.
Paris: Galerie la Demeure, Louis le Brocquy, Les Gaulois, Suite de 6 tapisseries, Sepember 28 - 16 October 1976. Text by le Brocquy 'Les Gaulois '.
Paris: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Louis le Brocquy, A la Recherche de W.B. Yeats. Cent Portraits Imaginaires, October 15 - 28 November 1976. Texts by Jacques Lassaigne, John Montague 'Les visages de Yeats', le Brocquy 'A la recherche de Yeats'
Genoa: Galleria d'Arte San Marco dei Giustiniani, Genova, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of James Joyce, November 12 - 7 December 1977. Texts by le Brocquy 'Studies towards an Image of James Joyce', John Montague 'Jawseyes' [incl. Italian trans.].
Zürich: Gimpel & Hanover Galerie, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of James Joyce, January 13 - 18 February 1978.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of James Joyce, March 15 - 15 April 1978.
Belfast: The Arts Council Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of James Joyce, 4 - 27 May 1978.
Dublin: Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of James Joyce, June - July 1978.
New York: Gimpel Weitzenhoffer, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of James Joyce, September - October 1978.
Montreal: Waddington Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of James Joyce, November 1978;
Toronto: Waddington Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of James Joyce, December 1978.
Barcelona: Galeria Maeght, Louis le Brocquy, 88 Studies Towards an Image of Federico Garcia Lorca, October 1978.Text by Claude Esteban 'Arqueologia del rostro' [Spanish - French].
Madrid: Galerie Kreisler Dos, Louis le Brocquy, 88 Studies Towards an Image of Federico Garcia Lorca, December 1978.
Granada: Fundacion Rodriguez-Acosta, Louis le Brocquy, 88 Studies Towards an Image of Federico Garcia Lorca, May 1979.
Paris: Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Louis le Brocquy, Images de W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Federico Garcia Lorca, Auguste Strindberg, Francis Bacon, November 27 - 27 December 1979. Text by Michael Peppiatt 'Louis le Brocquy' [French].
Sligo: Yeats Memorial Building, Louis le Brocquy, Images of Yeats, 12 - 30 August 1980.
New York: State Museum Louis le Brocquy and the Celtic Head Image [State Education Department], September 26 - 29 November 1981. Texts by Kevin M. Cahill, Proinsias MacCana 'The Cult of Heads', Anne Crookshank 'Louis le Brocquy'.
Boston College Gallery, Louis le Brocquy and the Celtic Head Image, January 1981.
Massachusetts, Westfield College, Louis le Brocquy and the Celtic Head Image, 1981.
Paris: Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Louis le Brocquy, études vers une image de William Shakespeare, October 6 - 3 November 1982. Text by Bernard Noel 'L'Atelier Mental'.
Zürich: Gimpel-Hanover Galerie, Louis le Brocquy, études vers une image de William Shakespeare, January 14 - 19 February 1983.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, études vers une image de William Shakespeare, April 19 - 19 May 1983.
New York: Gimpel-Weitzenhoffer, Louis le Brocquy, études vers une image de William Shakespeare, Autumn 1983.
Charleroi, Belgium: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Louis le Brocquy, October 23 - 28 November 1982. Texts by Serge Faucherau 'La Peinture de Louis le Brocquy', Proinsias MacCana 'Le culte des têtes'.
Dublin: Taylor Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Procession with Lilies and other new work, March 27 - 25 April 1985. Interview by Ann Cremin, extract from 'Louis le Brocquy now', S & P, Dublin, December 1984.
Dublin: The Guinness Hop Store, Louis le Brocquy, Images, 1975-1987 [The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Cultural Relations Committee], September - October 1987. Interview with Bernard Noël 'Commitment of the Imagination'. Texts by John Hunt, Michael Gibson 'Louis le Brocquy's Whiteness', John Montague 'Faces of Yeats and Jaweyes', Richard Kearney 'Janus'.
Belfast: Ulster Museum, Louis le Brocquy, Images, 1975-1987, November - December 1987.
Adelaide: Festival Centre, Louis le Brocquy, Images, 1975-1987, March - April 1988.
Melbourne: Westpac Gallery [Per National Gallery of Victoria], Louis le Brocquy, Images, 1975-1987, - May - June 1988.
Brisbane: Museum of Contemporary Art, Louis le Brocquy, Images, 1975-1987, July - August 1988.
Antibes: Musée Picasso, Louis le Brocquy, Images, 1975-1988, July 1 - 15 September 1989. Texts by Danielle Giraudy, Michael Gibson, John Montague, Bernard Noël, Robert Melville, Seamus Heaney, Richard Kearney [French].
Kamakura, Japan: Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa, Louis le Brocquy, Images Single and Multiple, 1957-1990, January 5 - 3 February, 1991. Texts by Brendan Kennelly 'A Peering Boy', Dorothy Walker 'Images, Single and Multiple 1957 - 1990', Seamus Heaney 'Holding the Eye', John Russell 'Louis le Brocquy', Tadayasu Sakai 'Notes for a Discussion of Louis le Brocquy' [English / Japanese].
Osaka: Itami City Museum of Art, Hyogo, Louis le Brocquy, Images Single and Multiple, 1957-1990, February 9 - 31 March 1991.
Hiroshima: City Museum of Contemporary Art, Louis le Brocquy, Images Single and Multiple, 1957-1990, April 6 - 12 May 1991.
Dublin: Kerlin Gallery [Hibernian Fine Art], Louis le Brocquy, Paintings 1940 - 1990, January 1991. Texts by Seamus Heaney, Anne Crookshank.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Retrospective Selection of Paintings, April 3 - 4 May 1991.
Dublin: Taylor Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Procession Lithographs, 5 - 24 December 1991.
Dublin: Taylor Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Watercolour Landcapes, 14 - 30 May 1992. Text by Louis le Brocquy.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Riverrun. Liffey Watercolours, March 31 - 30 April 1993.
Dublin: Taylor Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Táin Portfolios, April 28 - 13 May 1995. Text by Le Brocquy 'Artist's Note'.
Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Louis le Brocquy, Paintings 1939 - 1996, October 16 1996 - 16 February 1997. Texts by Declan MacDonagal, Alistair Smith 'Louis le Brocquy: On the Spiritual in Art'.
Dublin: Taylor Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Human Images, October 16 - 2 November 1996. Interview by Valère Bertrand, extract from 'Louis le Brocquy chez Maeght', Radio France Culture, Paris, 15 March 1996.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy, Human Images 1996-97, May 20 - 21 June 1997.
Tours: Chateau, Louis le Brocquy, June 28 - 31 August 1997. Text by Dorothy Walker.
Ljubljana: Municipal Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, Images Humaines, February 17 - 9 March 1998. Text by Patrick-Gilles Persin [French - Slovenian].
Carros: Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Louis le Brocquy, Images Humaines, July 4 - 30 August 1998. Text by Jean-Louis Prat 'Les espaces de liberté d'Anne et Louis'.
Dublin: Taylor Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Human Images, early and recent works on paper, December 10 - 16 January 1999. Text by Brian O'Doherty 'Three Notes on Louis le Brocquy's Paintings'.
Oaxaca: Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico, Louis le Brocquy, Studies Towards an Image of F.G. Lorca. August 11 - 8 October, 2000. Text by S. B. Kennedy [Spanish / English].
Oaxaca: Museum of Graphic Art, Mexico, Louis le Brocquy, The Táin Portfolios, August 11 - 8 October, 2000.
Dublin: Taylor Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Aubusson Taperstries, November 9 - 9 December 2000. Preface by Taylor Galleries, Françoise Giffault, texts by le Brocquy 'Artist's Notes', 'Thoughts on our time and Jean Lurçat', Dorothy Walker 'Le Brocquy's Tapestries', René Duché 'Meeting with Louis le Brocquy' [incl. French trans.].
London: Agnew's, Louis le Brocquy, Aubusson Taperstries,, 3 ­ 29 May 2001. Preface by Mark Adams. Texts by le Brocquy 'Artist's Notes', Seamus Heaney 'le Brocquy's Táin', Dorothy Walker 'Le Brocquy's Tapestries'.
Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Táin Tapestries by Louis le Brocquy, 4 July 2002 - 26 January 2003. 'Work in Focus' by Catherine Marshall.
Cork: Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Louis le Brocquy, Procession, October 10 - 15 November 2003. Text by Peter Murray 'Eros and Thanatos, Louis le Brocquy's Procession paintings'.
Paris: Gimpel Fils, FIAC, Louis le Brocquy, Human Images, 7 - 13 October 2003.
Dublin: Taylor Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, Procession, November 20 - 13 December 2003. Text by Peter Murray 'Eros and Thanatos, Louis le Brocquy's Procession paintings'.
Dublin: Taylor Galleries, Louis le Brocquy, thirteen silkscreen prints, March 30 - 22 April 2006. Text by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith 'Human Images. Prints by Louis le Brocquy'.
Limerick: The Hunt Museum, Louis le Brocquy, Allegory and Legend, 15 June - 18 September 2006. Text by Yvonne Scott, 'Allegory and Legend'.
Paris: Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Louis le Brocquy, Radiance, 'Retrospective à l'occasion de son 90ème anniversaire', 12 October - 10 November. Texts by Jean-Francois Jaeger and Louis le Brocquy, "Notes on my painting'.
London: Gimpel Fils, Louis le Brocquy. Homage to his Masters, 24 November - 13 January 2007. Text by James Hamilton, 'Ireland's Prospero of Painting: Celebrating the Sixty Year Partnership between Louis le Brocquy and Gimpel Fils'.
Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland, Louis le Brocquy. Portrait Heads: A celebration of the artist's 90th birthday', 4 November - 13 January. Texts by Colm Tóibín 'Louis le Brocquy, A Portrait of the Artist as an Alchemist', and Dr. Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch, "Behind the Billowing Curtain of the Face". Louis le Brocquy's Portrait Heads; Pierre le Brocquy 'Chronology: The Head Series'.
Dublin: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Louis le Brocquy and his Masters. Early Heroes, Later Homage, 14 January - 30 March 2007. Texts by Barbara Dawson 'Unfailing Eye', Louis le Brocquy 'Artist's Note', Mick Wilson 'To look, and then to look again, once more', Pierre le Brocquy 'Chronology: First Works'.


One-person exhibitions

Studio, Merrion Row, Dublin 1942 , 1945
Gimpel Fils, London 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961
1968, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1991, 1993 1997, 2001, 2003, 2006
Leicester Galleries, London 1948
Waddington Gallery, Dublin 1951
Venice Biennale, Irish Pavilion, Messina, Italy 1956
Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles 1960
Galerie Leinhard, Zurich 1961
Dawson Gallery, Dublin 1962, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 1966, 1978, 1992, 2007
Ulster Museum, Belfast
1967, 1987
Gimpel-Hanover Galerie, Zurich 1969, 1978, 1983
Gimpel-Weitzenhoffer, New York 1971, 1978, 1983
Fondation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence 1973
McClelland Galleries, Belfast 1973
Galleria la Bussola, Turin 1974
Galerie la Demeure, Paris 1976
Arts Council, Belfast 1976, 1978
Crawford Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Cork
1976, 1994, 2003, 2007
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1976
Demarco Gallery (Edinbugh Festival) 1977
Galleria San Marco, Genoa 1977
Waddington Galleries, Montreal, Toronto 1978
Galleria Maeght, Barcelona 1978
Galerie Kreisler Dos, Madrid 1978-79
Fundacion Rodriguez-Acosta, Granada 1979
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris 1979, 1982, 2006
Taylor Galleries, Dublin 1981, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
1996 , 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006
New York State Museum, 1981
Börjeson (Art 13 Basel) 1982
Boston College, Mass. 1982
Westbury College, Mass.
1982
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi
1982
Galerie Brownstone (Chicago Art Fair) 1986
Festival Centre, Adelaide 1988
Westpac Gallery, Melbourne, per National Gallery of Victoria
1988
Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
1988
Musée Picasso, Antibes
1989
Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
1991
Itami City Museum of Art, Hyogo, Osaka
1991
Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
1991
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 1991
Gillian Jason Gallery, London 1992
Bell Gallery, Belfast 1993
Galerie Bernard Bouche, Paris 1994
Grant Fine Art, Newcastle 1995
Jonathan Swift Gallery 1995
Bibliothèque Municipal, Tours 1996
Le Carré Davidson, Tours 1996
Espace Paul Ricard, Paris 1996
Galerie Maeght, Paris 1996
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 1996, 2002-2003, 2006
Arts Council /An Chomhairle Ealaíon (touring show) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
2002, 2003
Waterfront Hall, Belfast 1997
Chateau de Tours, Tours 1997
Municipal Gallery of Art, Lubliana, Slovania
1998
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Carros 1998, 1999
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico 2000
Museo de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Mexico 2000
Agnews Contemporary, London 2001
Millenium Monument Museum, Beijing 2004
Shanghai Gallery of Modern Art, Shanghai 2004
Peppercanister, Dublin 2005
Hunt Museum, Limerick 2006
Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo 2006
Fenton Gallery, Cork 2006
National Gallery of Ireland 2006