Gerard Byrne was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1958.
“Gerard Byrne is rapidly becoming one of Ireland’s most collectable contemporary artist. With his impressionistic, yet unique style, the viewer is invited to a world of colour warmth & calmness.
A versatile artist with extraordinary talent with both architectural & landscape painting, as well as figurative & still life work, Byrne finds his subjects all over the globe; Paris, London, New York & of course his hometown of Dublin.”
Liz Dunne, Irish Fine Art
He is living and working in the beautiful area of Dalkey Village, County Dublin, where the stunning views are a constant source of inspiration.
Gerard is a self-taught artist who cites his influences as Sean Scully, Van Gogh, Gaugin and Matisse. His media are oil and charcoal on canvas.
Although he paints a wide variety of subjects, he has no particular preferences for any one type. Light and shade and their interaction are often of more importance to him than the subject matter itself.
“All of his work, whatever the subject matter, share a lively palette, intuitive compositional skills and a joie de vivre.”
James Gorry, Gorry Gallery
“ Gerard is exploring the themes of impressionism in a contemporary manner capturing the transience and atmosphere, but most of all the emotion.”
Susan Callery, Greenlane Gallery
George Gallery, Dublin, 1989
People’s Gallery, Berlin, 1990
George Gallery, Dublin, 1991
Browns Gallery, Dublin, 1991
Fortune Society, New York City, 1993
Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, 1994
Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin, 1995
Harrison Gallery, Dublin, 1996
Bridge Gallery, Dublin, 1997
Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 1998
Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 2000
Dalkey Arts Gallery, Dublin, 2001
Gorry Gallery, Dublin, 2003
Dalkey Arts Gallery, Dublin, 2004
Irish Fine Art, Dublin, 2005
Irish Fine Art, Dublin, 2006
Gallery 4, Dublin, 2007
Greenlane Gallery, Dingle, 2008
Gorry Gallery, Dublin, September, 2009
Office of Public Works
Electricity Supply Board
Department of the Marine
Department of Justice
Sligo Park Hotel
The Gresham Hotel, Dublin
The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
Abraham Foundation, Texas, USA
West LB Deutche Bank