Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Portrait of an Old Columban

Last week the College received a portrait of Old Columban musician and conductor John Beckett (cousin of Samuel Beckett).It was painted by Reginald Gray in the 1960's when he became acquainted with John Beckett. The College is hugely thankful for this wonderful donation from the artist. Reginald Grey left Ireland in 1957 to study in London. His work including his Portrait from the life of Francis Bacon, is on display in the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Museum of London and other galleries.