Breon O'Casey (1928 - 2011)
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Abstract  by Breon O'Casey
Abstract . 1990s Sold
Bird and Stars by Breon O'Casey
Bird and Stars. 1990s Sold
Silver fox brooch by Breon O'Casey
Silver fox brooch.  Sold
Untitled by Breon O'Casey
Untitled. 1988 Sold
Untitled by Breon O'Casey
Untitled. 1968 Sold


Painter, jeweller and relief construction maker, born in London, son of the Irish dramatist Sean O'Casey. In 1939 the family moved to Devon, where Breon attended Dartington Hall School and was taught metal work by the ex-Bauhaus teacher Naum Slutski. After studying three years at the Anglo-French Art Centre, O'Casey moved to St Ives, becoming assistant to the sculptor Denis Mitchell, then Barbara Hepworth. Mixed show included the RWA's Artists from Cornwall, 1992; Shining Through, Crafts Council, 1995; and Gordon Hepworth Fine Art, Newton St Cyres, 1997. Had many solo exhibitions, including Victoria & Albert Museum Craft Shop, 1985; The Oxford Gallery, Oxford, from 1985; Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 1988; Collier/Campbell, 1990; Berkeley Square Gallery, 1999 and 2003. Arts Council; Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery; Trinity College, Dublin; and Victoria & Albert Museum hold examples.