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Famous Irish artist passes away

Famous Irish artist passes away

The death has taken place of T.P. Flangan, who was one of Ireland’s best known landscape artists. He was 80.

His work included many images of his native County Fermanagh.

After studying painting and etching at the Belfast College of Art from 1949 to 1953 he became a teacher.

He took up a post at St. Mary’s College where he was to become head of art in 1965 – a post he held until his retirement in 1983.

One of his paintings, Boglands For Seamus Heaney, inspired the poet to write Bogland (1969) which he dedicated to the artist.

T.P. Flanagan received an honorary doctorate of fine art from the University of Ulster last year.


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