Funk (1943-2013) was born and raised in Indianapolis. While serving in the Navy from 1975-82, he traveled the Pacific Ocean, Japan, Thailand and the Middle East. He graduated from Herron School of Art in 1988.
In 1995 he bought Dolphin Papers and moved it to the old G.C. Murphy storefront in Fountain Square, helping establish first Fridays in the Indy arts scene. Funk was well-known for being an encourager to all artists he met, whether they were just starting out or accomplished professionals.
Funk’s friends say he was a prolific artist who will be remembered for his large colorful abstract paintings in different media and for his exquisitely detailed prints.
The gallery, open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, is located at 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood. To arrange for a viewing outside of those hours, call 882-5562.