Search on for Irish family of pioneering American artist
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Search on for Irish family of pioneering American artist

An exhibition on her fascinating work is in Ireland for the first time. THE SEARCH IS on for the Irish family of two artists whose work is now on show in Dublin. The artists, Wilhelmina Weber Furlong and her husband Thomás Furlong, are a fascinating pair – and Wilhelmina all the more as she was both an artist and a woman ahead of her time. Now their art is on show for the first time in Ireland thanks to family member Clint Weber. And as he is in Ireland for the launch of the exhibition, he is hoping that the Irish family of the pair (Furlong’s father was Irish) might make themselves known. Thomás and Wilhelmina were “madly in love”, Weber says. “Tom was the grandson of John, formerly of Ireland and Mary Fitzgerald of Scotland.” Some of the artwork on show is by Furlong, and includes paintings of his wife. However, to date no relatives of the pair have come forward, and it is hoped that the exhibition might be a chance for them to reveal themselves. Who was Wilhelmina Weber Furlong? The exhibition, which has opened at the Irish Georgian Society on Dublin’s South William Street, is […]

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