Homan, the youngest in a family of eight, was born (in 1946) and brought up at Rathcormick, the family farm in County Meath. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and of Edinburgh University, he was a Curator at the National Gallery, London (1974-80) and Director of the National Gallery of Ireland (1980-88). He was Editor ofIrish Arts Review, 1993-2002.
Look up Homan in the annual volume of Who’s Who (published by A & C Black, London) or see his entry in Debrett’s Distinguished People of Today. His time at the National Gallery of Ireland is the subject of a chapter in Peter Somerville-Large’s book, 1854-2004: The Story of the National Gallery of Ireland (2004); and Vera Ryan has published an interview with him in her book, Movers and Shapers 2: Irish Visual Art 1940-2006 (2006)