Brian King was born in Dublin in 1942 and studied in the National college of Art and Design, Dublin. He later lectured at the college and in 1984 assumed the position of Head of the Department of Sculpture, a role he held until 2004. From 1964 to 1978 he participated in the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, serving as its President for the last ten years. He won the Carroll’s Award 1965. In 1969 and 1983 he represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale, on the earlier occasion becoming the first Irish artist to win the major individual prize. He exhibited widely throughout Ireland and abroad and secured several sizeable commissions for public sculpture; most recently the construction of the National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in Service now sited in Merrion Square, Dublin. He was a member of Aosdána and his work is held in public collections including The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork; RTE; University of Ulster and University College, Dublin, among others.
- Price Realised: €4,000
- Sale: 21 September 2004
- 178 by 122cm., 70 by 48in.
'THE DOUBLE HELIX'
- Price Realised: €2,800
- Sale: 30 May 2016
- bronze on black marble base; (from an edition of 4)
- 15 x 9½ x 3¾in. (38.10 x 24.13 x
'MAQUETTE FOR KILKENNY X, 1986'
- Price Realised: €1,250
- Sale: 23 February 2015
- bronze; (no. 3 from edition of 4)
- 5.30 x 2.70 x 2.70in. (13.46 x 6