Brangwyn, Frank (1867-1956)

(1867-1956) Sir Frank Brangwyn’s impressive oeuvre testifies to his interest in different cultures, a deeply humane appreciation of the various lifestyles and landscapes observed on his travels. Brangwyn was born in Belgium but his family returned to London in 1875. He became an apprentice at William Morris’ studio. Following the Royal Academy’s acceptance of his painting for the 1885 Summer Exhibition Brangwyn began his long and distinguished career as an artist in many different media who commanded attention both in Britain and on the Continent. He painted in oil and watercolour, produced etchings and worked as an illustrator. He also painted murals, one of his commissions being for the notorious Parisian art gallery L’Art Nouveau.

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