A Celtic artist: Breon O'Casey
Breon O'Casey, artist and craftsman, had an early introduction to the brilliance of some of Europe's key modern artists. His father, the great Irish dramatist, Sean O'Casey, dreamed of being a painter and often paid tribute to his love of Cezanne, Gauguin, and Van Dongen. Small wonder then that his son, Breon, imbued with his father's love of experimentation, has brought a fresh Celtic vision to the fields of painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry and weaving. He served his apprenticeship under Barbara Hepworth and is one of the most versatile artists of the St Ives school. In his own words, Breon O'Casey sums up the myriad influences that inform his art and introduces writings by Jack O'Sullivan and Sophie Bowness, which place his work in both a biographical and art-historical context. The 79 color illustrations reveal how he has woven a vision from the diverse threads that draw together Ireland and the Celtic fringes of Britain.
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