Frank Brangwyn

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Brangwyn, Frank


Born May 13, 1867, in Bruges, Belgium; died June 11, 1956, in Ditchling, Sussex. English painter and graphic artist.

Brangwyn was a student of W. Morris. His work is dynamic, decorative, and dramatically expressive and shows a keen sense of modern life. In paintings, panels, and especially in large-scale etchings (Carpenters, 1904; The Building of a Ship and The Tower Bridge, 1913) he depicted the life of the peoples of many nations, the nobility and the difficulty of labor, and the stern majesty of European cities and of modern industry. Brangwyn’s lithographs and posters on the theme of World War I are permeated with a spirit of passionate antimilitary protest.


Oforty Frenka Brengvina. Moscow, 1967.
Belleroche, W. de. Brangwyn Talks. London, 1944.
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It will start on Swansea Bay beach before heading across the road to the inspiration for the ambitious project, the British Empire Panels by Sir Frank Brangwyn in the Brangwyn Hall.
Clough (73 sheets, including the collection's only Michelangelo), Ricketts and Shannon (58 sheets, including the superb Titian Couple in Embrace, which in all probability once belonged to Rubens), Sir Frank Brangwyn (76 sheets, including an outstanding Camillo Procaccini, which serves as a reminder that minor painters can execute major drawings), and Guy Knowles (48 sheets, including Francesco Guardi's The Grand Cenal with Palazzo Bembo and the Church of San Geremia).
WOLVERHAMPTON Art Gallery has been left seven cartoon drawings by British artist Sir Frank Brangwyn which date from the early 20th century.
His friend, fellow artist Sir Frank Brangwyn, wrote, "His knowledge of the sea was superb.
Turner, but its name really became established when Sir Frank Brangwyn became its first President.
The 400-lot sale includes 17 prints and 11 watercolour by Sir Kyffin Williams, together with works by Charles Tunnicliffe, William Selwyn, Warren Williams, Donald McIntyre, Augustus John, Sir Frank Brangwyn, Wilf Roberts and many others.
City Art Gallery, John Frost Square Sir Frank Brangwyn, Sir Kyffin Williams, Ceri Richards, Stanley Lewis, Thomas Rathmell, Ernest Zobole, Harry Holland, Peter Prendergast, Shani Rhys James and Gerda Roper are among the artists represented.
There was more controversy when a decision was made to house the Empire Panels by Anglo-Welsh artist Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) in the building.
I think the Brangwyn Hall wall panels, produced by Sir Frank Brangwyn, which were originally intended for the House of Lords, were stored in Dan-yr-Ogof show caves.
Other artists in their employ by now included Sir Frank Brangwyn and the pair got on extremely well.