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Homan Potterton (9 May 1946-8 December 2020) Who Do I Think I Am? A Memoir (2017) was an art historian and writer who was director of the National Gallery of Ireland, 1980-88. At 33, he was the youngest ever director of the gallery.The art of looking backwards, Irish Independent, 4 December 2017 He was previously (1974–80) an assistant keeper, curator, at the National Gallery, London. He was editor of Irish Arts Review, 1993-2002. He wrote several art books and cataloguesAndrew O'Connor, Sculptor (1974); Irish Church Monuments, 1570-1880 (1975); A Guide to the National Gallery (1976); The National Gallery, London (1976); Reynolds & Gainsborough: Themes & Painters in the National Gallery (1976); Pageant and Panorama: the Elegant World of Canaletto (1978); (jointly) Irish Art and Architecture (1978);Venetian Seventeenth Century Painting (1979); Dutch 17th and 18th Century Paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland: a Complete Catalogue (1986). His memoir of growing up in Ireland in the 1950s is Rathcormick: a Childhood Recalled (2001). A second, Who Do I Think I Am? A Memoir (2017) brings the story up to his retirement at the age of 42. The title derives from a poem, The National Gallery Restaurant by Paul Durcan the last line of which is 'Who does Homan Potterton think he is-Homan Potterton?'
His novel Knockfane was published in 2019.

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