Brian Bourke

Brian Bourke HRHA 

Bourke was born in Dublin in 1936 and studied at the National College of Art, Dublin. He undertook postgraduate work at St. Martin’s School of Art, London and Goldsmith’s College, London. Brian Bourke is a member of Aosdána and now lives in Galway.

In 1965 he won an Arts Council prize for portraiture, and represented Ireland in both the Biennale de Paris and the Lugano Exhibition of Graphics. He won the Munster and Leinster Bank competition in 1966, and first prize in the Irish Exhibition of Living Art competition in 1967. He was included in the Delighted Eye, the Hibernian landscape and the Cork Rosc exhibitions in 1980. In 1985, he was named Sunday Independent Artist of the Year, and he received the O’Malley Award from the Irish-American Cultural Institute in 1993.

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