One of the leading artists of his generation, TP Flanagan (1929-2011), was born and grew up in Enniskillen. The lake-lands of Fermanagh provided a continuous source inspiration throughout the artist’s career.
This unique collection, recently enhanced by a major new acquisition of paintings, is now comprehensively displayed for the first time at Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle. Recurring themes are represented, including important paintings relating to ‘The Troubles’, as well as series of works exploring Lissadell and Castle Coole. Key connections with other artists and poets are highlighted such as TP Flanagan’s lifelong friendship with Seamus Heaney. Working methods are explored through an archive of sketch books, letters and photographs kindly donated by the artist’s family.
Image courtesy of the Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives John J Burns Library Boston College