Artists in the Collection

Micheál de Burca (Michael Bourke)

Born 1913, Castlebar, Ireland
Died 1985, Ireland

Micheál de Burca was born in Castlebar, Co.Mayo and studied at the Metropolitan School of Art, Dublin. He regularly exhibited with the RHA where landscapes dominated his subject matter. In 1940 he was appointed Art Inspector for the Department of Education and in 1942, acting Director of the National College of Art and Design. De Burca was instrumental in re-establishing the crafts of stained glass, metal work, weaving and painting in the college. He remained in this post until 1970 all the while painting and exhibiting his own works, mainly of the West.