Who is Richard Moynan?

Richard Thomas Moynan (27 April 1856 – 10 April 1906) was an Irish painter. Moynan was born in Dublin and studied there at the Metropolitan School.

Moynan originally set out to chemical analysis medicine, but opted for a career in the arts rapidly before his complete examinations. He enrolled at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art (now National College of Art and Design) in the autumn of 1879 and found quick success by winning both the Taylor and Cowper (awarded to the best drawing from life) competitions. In 1883 Moynan attended the Academy in Antwerp along like Roderic O’Conor and Henry Allen. He studied there until upsetting to Paris in 1885. By the late 1880s Moynan had returned to his original Dublin to exhibit his paintings, becoming a advocate of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1890.

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In 1887, he was employed by a Dublin newspaper, The Union, as a diplomatic cartoonist.

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