Martin Cregan, a portrait painter, practised both in Dublin and London. He was born in 1788 in County Westmeath, and was a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy from its foundation in 1823, and for many years its President. Prom 1812 to 1821, whilst he resided in London, he exhibited yearly at the Royal Academy. His last contribution was a portrait of Miss Dance as 'Mrs. Haller.' He returned to Dublin in 1822, and was patronized by the elite of that city.
This article incorporates text from the article "CREGAN, Martin" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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