FUNTEK Anton (30.X.1862, Ljubljana - 21.X.1932, Ljubljana) was a Slovenian writer, poet and translator. After completing five classes of a high school (1877) and a teacher's school (1881), he served as a teacher for a while in Litija, then in Šentvid pri Stični. After studying at the Vienna Museum of Artisan Education and the Examination for Civic Schools (1888), he became a professional teacher at the Ljubljana School of Crafts (1889-1894), and until his retirement in 1925 he was a professor at the Ljubljana National Men's School. Funtek died on October 21, 1932 in Ljubljana.
He was the editor of the Ljubljanski zvon / Ljubljana Bell (1891-1894), then the Laibacher Zeitung (1895-1918) and after 1918 the Official Gazette of the National and Regional Governments of the SHS in Ljubljana. He has participated in various newspapers (Kres, Ljubljanski zvon, Slovan) with poems, prose, discussions and theatrical criticism. He has written songs, novels, dramas and opera lyrics. His dramatics range from a naturalistic-based play with heredity motifs in Iz osvete / From the Revenge (1896) through the one-act Za hčer / For Daughter (1898) to a psychological drama modeled after Ibsen Tekma / The Match (1898) and to the social utopia Kristalni grad / Crystal Castle (1920).