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Les Sabines, after David
Irish School
Acrylic on canvas
168 x 224cm


Acquired c.1978

Robert Ballagh

Irish School

He is a graduate from Dublin Institute of Technology. He is both a painter and a designer and was strongly influenced by pop art and he is a member of Aosdana.

He began his apprenticeship to the painter Michael Farrell. He represented Ireland at the 1969 Biennale de Paris. in 1972 he splased himself in animal blood on the floor of the Project Arts Centre in Dublin, for an installation about Bloody Sunday. Among theatre sets he has designed for Riverdance, Samuel Beckett's Endgame (1991) and Oscar Wilde's Salome (1998). 

He has designed over 70 Irish postage stamps and the last series of Irish banknotes.