Michael Farrell

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Born in Ireland, Micheal Farrell was a profoundly influential artist during the 1960s. His work was predominantly concerned with issues of justice, the events surrounding Bloody Sunday and the Great Famine. In 1971 he moved to live and work in France. Elected a member of Aosdána in 1987, he received many major commissions including two murals for the National Bank of Ireland, Dublin.

Farrell was born in Kells, in Co Meath, in 1940. He was sent to school in England and spent most of his life thereafter far from home, mostly in France, though in many respects his attention remained focused on Ireland. Farrell’s work has been exhibited internationally and in Ireland, including a major retrospective at the Douglas Hyde Gallery.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1998 The Wounded Wonder, Taylor Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1994 Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
1993 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1991 Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
1990 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1988 Galerie Overte, Paris, France
1979 Retrospective 1963-78, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1977 Origrafica, Malmö
, Sweden
1973 Galerie du Luxemboug, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions
2001 Estampe, Galerie Michele Broutta, Paris, France
2001 Graphic Studio Artists, Vanguard Gallery, Cork, Ireland
1998-2000 Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, London, England
1992 Edition One, An exhibition of monoprints, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1990 Images from Ireland, Commission of the European Communities, Brussels, Belgium
1981 14th Print Biennale, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1964, 1965, 1967 & 1968 Carroll Prize

Ulster Museum, Belfast
Douglas Art Gallery, Dublin
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
City Museum of Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
Pompidou Centre and Musee d’Art Modern, Paris