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Brian O'Doherty

 (born 1934)
Brian (Patrick Ireland) O'Doherty is active/lives in New York / Ireland.  Brian ODoherty is known for installations, abstract drawing, conceptualism.

Brian O'Doherty

Brian O'Doherty, a pioneer of the 1960s Conceptual art movement, has operated in the public art arena as two personalities or a split ego:  One persona is named Brian O'Doherty, and the other is Patrick Ireland.  O'Doherty, the birth surname, has been a teacher, writer and publisher, but largely created his artwork under the name of Patrick Ireland, "the alter ego he created in response to the 1972 Derry Massacre in Northern Ireland, when British soldiers killed 13 Irish civilians."

At that time the Irish-born Brian O'Doherty was in New York City, having been in the U.S. since 1957, and was feeling very helpless for his native people.  He determined to sign the name of Patrick Ireland to his artwork "until the British   ...  Displaying 750 of 4319 characters.

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About  Brian O'Doherty

Born:  1934 - Ballaghaderrin County, Roscommon, Ireland
Known for:  installations, abstract drawing, conceptualism