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Paul Funge is a Dublin painter highly regarded in particular for
his figurative works. He trained as a set designer and was closely
associated with the Lantern Theatre in Dublin. At an exhibition
of portraits in 1991 Brian Fallon, then art critic for The Irish
Times, described Funge as a "born handler of paint".
who have sat for him include television personality Mike Murphy
Funge and author Colm Toibin, who has said of Funge: "he has
been an exemplary influence on a whole generation of Irish painters".
He exhibits at the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Oireachtas Independents (of which
he was Chairman 1979-1982) and recently had a major retrospective
His work is in the National Self-Portrait Collection
(Limerick), Museum of Art (Santa Barbara), Art Institute (San Francisco),
Gate Theatre (Dublin), National Concert Hall (Dublin), Dublin College
University, and the C. J. Haughey Collection.
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