The first major exhibition of the work of artist Roderic Anthony O'Conor since his death in 1940.

The show has already received critical acclaim in London and Belfast and now arrives at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.

The exhibition contains over 100 works. Homan Potterton, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, comments on O'Conor's style and the importance of his paintings.

I think anyone seeing the exhibition will be surprised by the variety in it. He did change quite a lot. What doesn't change is his vibrant use of colour.

Potterton further comments that

In the context of Irish art he was very important because he was also important in an international context.

Born in Milton in County Roscommon in 1860, O'Conor spent most of his life on mainland Europe. He spent a lot of time in France where he became acquainted with impressionist Paul Gauguin.
Coming from a wealthy family afforded O'Conor the opportunity to travel and to experiment with his work.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 February 1986. The reporter is Una O'Hagan.