Brian Lalor (b 1941)

Brian Lalor was born in Cork City and studied in the Crawford Municipal School of Art during the 1960s and continued architectural studies in London. Lalor worked in Germany, Greece and Israel (where he practised as an archaeologist) before settling in West Cork in 1973 with his wife, Clair. He is based in an ancient farmhouse near Ballydehob.

Lalor has a formidable reputation in Ireland as an artist, printmaker, scholar and writer. He was an early member of the Cork Craftsmen’s Guild.

Lalor’s work can be seen in the print collections of The National Gallery of Ireland, The National Library of Ireland, The Chester Beatty Library and many other public institutions in Ireland and internationally. He participated in the Irland ’85 exhibition in Zurich.

Brian is Curator of the Ballydehob Arts Museum / BAM.

Above: A vision of Glendalough in the thirteenth century – etching