Northumberland Street (1969)
Brian Ferran (b.1940, Derry, Co. Londonderry)
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
H: 168, W: 153 cms
Brian Ferran trained as an art teacher and taught from 1963-66. He obtained an honours degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute and in 1970-71, on receipt of a Leverhulme European Scholarship, spent a year at the Brera Academy of Fine Art in Milan. In 1966 he joined the staff of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, becoming Chief Executive in the early 1990s. During 1980, he was the Commissioner for Northern Ireland at the Paris Biennale and in 1985 was the Ireland Commissioner at the Sao Paulo Bienal in Brazil. Ferran has won many awards and had numerous solo exhibitions in Ireland and in the USA, his work drawing upon Irish mythology and Irish political history.