John Breakey Artist and lithographer

Public Collections

  • Queens University
  • London University
  • Oxford University
  • Cambridge University
  • University College Dublin
  • The National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland Limerick University
  • Down Museum
  • Ulster Museum
  • Monaghan Museum
  • Northern Bank NI
  • Allied Irish Bank
  • Bank of Ireland Brussels
  • Arts Council of NI
  • Down District Council
  • Belfast International Airport
  • Hampton House Belfast
  • S.D.L.P. Buildings Belfast
  • Stormont Collection
  • Ulster Television
  • Europa Hotel

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About me

John studied first and qualified at Belfast College of Art from 1953-1958 then moved on to London to a place in the Slade School of Art 1958-1960 where he studied drawing, painting, etching and lithography. finishing there with the Slade Diploma of fine Art

Professional Societies

  • Elected an Academician of The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts
  • Vice President of the RUA 2003-2004
  • Honorary life member of the Ulster Arts Club

List of Prizes and Awards

  • 1990 Travel award from the arts council of Northern Ireland and a place at the Tamarind InstituteNew Mexico USA To study lithography
  • 1988 Travel Award to study Print Workshops in Paris 1986
  • Major Award from Down District Council 1980
  • Award for Lithographic materials from The Art Council of Northern Ireland