Biographical Information:

Micheál McKeown was born in Dromiskin, Co. Louth. He is mainly self-taught but did spend time studying portrait painting under at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He has been a full time artist and sculptor since retiring from engineering in 1993. He has exhibited widely as a solo artist and also as part of group exhibitions. He has worked as a teacher in DKIT and Ardee Community School. He works through a variety of media including bronze, marble, limestone, wood, terracotta and stainless steel. In addition to this, he is a published historian and draws extensively on his knowledge as inspiration for some of his work. Examples of his work can be found in many public, corporate and private collections in Ireland, Europe, the UK and the USA.

artist works


An Tarbh Donn

Date: 2008

Medium: Wire Mesh and Stainless Steel

Dimensions: 4900 x 3250cm

Location: Balriggan Co. Louth

The Fallen Warrior

Date: 2001

Medium: Stainless Steel

Dimensions: 6.4m high

Location: Ardee, Co. Louth

 Cú Chulainn

Date: 1998

Medium: Stainless Steel

Dimensions: 1.7m x 1m

Location: Dundalk, Co. Louth

The Cockle Pickers

Date: 2018

Medium: Stainless Steel

Dimensions: 6m x 1.6m x 1.9

Location: Blackrock, Co. Louth