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What's New: TP Flanagan Collection

TP ('Terry') Flanagan (1929-2011) was born and grew up in Enniskillen. His early interest in painting was nurtured by the artist and teacher Kathleen Bridle (1897-1989) whose other famous pupil was William Scott (1913-1989). Throughout his career, Flanagan consistently turned to the lake lands of Fermanagh for inspiration, as well as to the more rugged landscape of neighbouring Sligo and Donegal.

Fermanagh County Museum has recently acquired twenty-two paintings by TP Flanagan, enabling the representation of key themes and decades within the artist's work. For an overview of the new collection, read Dickon Hall's essay here

The paintings were purchased with assistance from:                                                   
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Art Fund support
& the Friends of Fermanagh County Museum

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Early Years
Early Years

TP Flanagan left Enniskillen to study at Belfast College of Art (1949-53).

Inspired by Lissadell
Inspired by Lissadell

As a boy, Flanagan frequently visited his aunts who ran a lace school on the Lissadell Estate.

Sligo, Donegal & Fermanagh
Sligo, Donegal & Fermanagh

Landscapes imbued with a strong sense of place and literary feeling.

Troubles Art
Troubles Art

Central to the new collection is a selection of politically themed works.