Kildare art exhibition by John Behan will be opened by President of Ireland Michael D Higgins

 

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President Michael D Higgins

President Michael D Higgins

This Saturday, May 11 will see an exhibition of Bronzes by John Behan RHA opened in Kilcock Art Gallery by President of Ireland Michael D Higgins. 

This exhibition of bronzes is a reflection on the sculptor’s output over the last 50 years and in his 81st year, it reflects on the themes of displacement of people and emigration that have concerned John throughout his life as a sculptor.

Mr Behan is a painter and sculptor and a figure of great significance in Irish art and firmly established as a sculptor of international stature. Now living and working near Galway, he is perhaps best known for his bull sculptures, drawn from the rich symbolism of Irish myths. Behan's style is still evolving and growing. In a general sense, he can be credited with playing a major part in the development of sculpture in Ireland over the last 50 years.

The exhibition will take place in the Kilcock Art Gallery which is located at School Street, Kilcock. The exhibition will be attended by the artist John Behan, local business people, clients of the gallery, politicians Frank O’Rourke TD, Catherine Murphy TD, Bernard Durkan TD, Regina Doherty Minister for Social Protection, and President of Ireland Michael D Higgins.