An exciting weekend of events celebrating Sir William Orpen is taking place in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan this September 15 & 16, 2018. Born in Stillorgan in 1878, Sir William Orpen is one of the finest portrait painters of the 20th century.
A sketch created by Orpen in 1916 entitled A Dream: “I imagine that Dublin has seen fit to honour me” is set to become a reality, with the eleven foot tall Bronze Sculpture of Sir William Orpen now complete.
Sculptor Rowan Gillespie created the bust using one of Orpen’s famous self-portraits along with photographs of one of his Grandsons – James Birkin and his Great Grandson – Danny Olivier.
The Mount Merrion Residents Association contributed €1,000 towards the fabrication of the Ronan Gillespie Artwork and the MMRA name will be recorded.
For more details on this project spear-headed by Dominic Lee see www.sirwilliamorpen.com
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