Artist Louis le Brocquy stalks about the artists he admires and those that influence his own work.

Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone, Jack B Yeats and Francis Bacon, are among the artists mentioned by le Brocquy. As a friend of Francis Bacon, le Brocquy was particularly influenced by his work and also painted Bacon as part of his 'Portrait Heads' series. The series also includes WB Yeats, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce and Seamus Heaney.

Painter Louis le Brocquy was born Dublin on 10 November 1916. He died on 25 April 2012.

This episode of 'In My Life' was broadcast on 16 January 2001.

In the series 'In My Life' Olivia O'Leary talks to individuals who have made their mark on Irish society over the past decades.