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
1994 Taylor Galleries, Dublin
1993 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1991 Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
1990 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sidney
1988 Galerie Overte, Paris
1979 Retrospective 1963-78, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
1977 Origrafica, Malmö
1973 Galerie du Luxemboug, Paris

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