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Conor Fallon


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November 22, 03:08 PM GMT


4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Details


Conor Fallon

1939 - 2007



height (including marble base): 25cm.; 9¾in.

height (excluding marble base): 20cm.; 8in.

Taylor Gallery, Dublin, from where acquired by the present owner

Born in Dublin in 1939, Conor Fallon is renowned for his steel and bronze wildlife sculptures. His sculptures are deeply inspired by Celtic tradition, favouring the subjects of horses, fishes, birds and hares. His form focuses on aesthetic potency and balance, in the manner of Egyptian and Greek statutes. Horse Bronze is an exemplar of Fallon’s craftsmanship, as the clean smooth lines capture the calm and poetic movement of the animal.

Initially Fallon trained as a painter under Richard Kingston, but turned to sculpture following the encouragement of sculptors Denis Mitchell and Breon O’Casey. Fallon’s contribution to sculpture was recognised in 1980 when he was awarded the Oireachtas Gold Medal for sculpture. He was also made a full member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1989 and was on the board of the National Gallery of Ireland.