About Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy (b.1960) is an Irish artist based in Dublin. Working exclusively in oils, magical realism fused with political satire, is a central theme of his work. Fine art auctioneers, such as Christie’s in London and Adam’s and Whyte’s in Dublin, regularly feature Brian’s work and his paintings can be found in numerous Irish and international private and corporate collections.
Elsewhere, paintings have been included in many group shows at commercial galleries in Ireland and the UK, as well as being exhibited in Dublin’s Douglas Hyde Gallery and the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, where in 2019 his portrait of RTE broadcaster Joe Duffy was exhibited.
This portrait was shortlisted for the 2019 Zurich Portrait Prize which was hosted by the National Gallery of Ireland.