Liam Belton, RHA was born in Dublin in 1947 and educated at the National College of Art from 1966 to 1972. He was elected Member of RHA in 1991 and served as Keeper from 1995 to 2001.
Belton is renowned as a master of the still life and today his name is synonymous with these extraordinarily realistic compositions, meticulously rendered in his characteristic cool tones. His attention to detail and texture has been described as evocative of the great tradition of Netherlandish Renaissance painting.
Belton is a member of Visual Artists Ireland (formerly Sculptors Society), Artists Association of Ireland, Haverty Trust Committee and was formerly a member of the Board of the National Gallery of Ireland. His work is to be found in the following public collections: Allied Irish Banks, Department of Labour, Office of Public Works, National Self-Portrait Collection, Limerick University, Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery, Waterford and many other corporate and private collections.