Homan Potterton was born in 1946.
His memoir of growing up on a farm in County Meath in the 1950s is Rathcormick: a Childhood Recalled (New Dublin, Island 2001, and London, Vintage 2004).
Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family, is a family history of the Pottertons in Ireland (Choice Books, 2006).
He was Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, 1980-88, and has written numerous art books and catalogues, including Andrew O’Connor, 1874-1941 (Gifford & Craven, 1974); Irish Church Monuments, 1570-1880 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 1975); A Guide to the National Gallery (National Gallery London, 1976); The National Gallery, London (Thames & Hudson, 1977); Irish Art and Architecture: from Prehistory to the Present (Thames & Hudson, 1978); Pageant and Panorama: the Elegant World of Canaletto (Phaidon Press, 1978); Venetian Seventeenth Century Painting (National Gallery, London, 1979); and Dutch Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland: a Complete Catalogue (National Gallery of Ireland, 1986).
He lives in France.
Homan Potterton’s website