About the Artists Database

The NIVAL Artists Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the Library's extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists.  These files contain exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and ephemera on over 3,500 artists born or based in Ireland.

The Artists Database is a reference resource providing basic biographical and work details on each artist abstracted from the information contained in the hard copy files held in the Library.  It is important to realise that the records are a summary of the information held in each artist's file.  A visit to NIVAL is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

Although we have endeavoured to ensure the information is correct, it is inevitable, given the diverse sources of information, that some inaccuracies may occur.  Changes and updates are made on an ongoing basis and the Library welcomes suggestions, criticism, and donations of relevant material.

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  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/602
  • First Name: Conor
  • Last Name: Fallon
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 1939
  • Date of Death: 2007
  • Place of Birth: Dublin
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Sculpture
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Metalwork
    • Bronze
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Not Specified
  • Represented By: Taylor Galleries, Dublin
  • Public Art: Yes
  • Size: 20+
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Arts Council of Ireland.
    • Bank of Ireland.
    • AIB (Allied Irish Banks).
    • University College Dublin.
    • National Self Portrait Collection, University of Limerick.
    • Other


1980 Oireachtas Gold Medal for Sculpture.
1981 Oireachtas. Koss Ireland Prize.


Knowles, Roderic, Contemporary Irish Art, Wolfhound Press, 1982

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Fallon was influenced by the artist Brancusi and by cubisim. From 1965-1972 he lived in Cornwall, where he was a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. Upon returning to Ireland he was elected a member of Aosdána in 1984 and the RHA in 1989. He is well known for his bronze interpretations of birds and animals. Husband of painter-composer Nancy Wynne-Jones and brother of art critic Brian Fallon, he has carried out many public commissions including "Singing Bird" at the Irish Life Building, Dublin and a welded steel sculpture at Mountshannon, Co. Clare. Fallon is an honorary associate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. File contains newspaper articles and images of artists' work.