Frank Brangwyn

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Brangwyn, Frank

1867 – 1956

Frank Brangwyn was born in Bruges, Belgium, the son of an English father and Welsh mother. The family returned to London in 1874, Brangwyn’s father gaining work as a designer of buildings, embroideries and furniture. Although Brangwyn appears to have had little formal education, whether academic or artistic, his earliest mentors were three of the most influential men in design at the turn of the century: Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, William Morris and Siegfried Bing. Between 1884 and 1887 Brangwyn travelled to Kent, Cornwall and Devon, before venturing further with trips to Turkey in 1888, South Africa in 1891, Spain in 1892 and Morocco in 1893.

Brangwyn was an independent artist, an experimenter and innovator, capable of working on both large and small scale projects, ranging from murals, oil paintings, watercolours, etchings, woodcuts and lithographs to designs for architecture, interiors, stained glass, furniture, carpets, ceramics and jewellery, as well as book illustrations, bookplates and commercial posters. It is estimated that he produced over 12,000 works during his lifetime. Mural commissions included the Worshipful Company of Skinners, London (1902-09), St Aidan’s church, Leeds (1908-16), Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, Canada (1918-21), Christ’s Hospital, Horsham (1912-23), State Capitol, Jefferson City, USA (1915-25), the British Empire panels, Swansea (1925-32), and Rockefeller Center, New York (1930-34). Brangwyn married Lucy Ray in 1896 and took on the lease of Temple Lodge, Hammersmith, in 1900. In 1918 the artist purchased The Jointure, Ditchling, where he spent most of his time following his wife’s death in 1924. Elected RA in 1919, knighted in 1924, holder of countless artistic awards, Brangwyn was modest about his singular achievements, regarding art as an occupation and describing himself as a designer.

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Frank Brangwyn

ARTIST

Brangwyn, Frank

1867 – 1956

Frank Brangwyn was born in Bruges, Belgium, the son of an English father and Welsh mother. The family returned to London in 1874, Brangwyn’s father gaining work as a designer of buildings, embroideries and furniture. Although Brangwyn appears to have had little formal education, whether academic or artistic, his earliest mentors were three of the most influential men in design at the turn of the century: Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, William Morris and Siegfried Bing. Between 1884 and 1887 Brangwyn travelled to Kent, Cornwall and Devon, before venturing further with trips to Turkey in 1888, South Africa in 1891, Spain in 1892 and Morocco in 1893.

Brangwyn was an independent artist, an experimenter and innovator, capable of working on both large and small scale projects, ranging from murals, oil paintings, watercolours, etchings, woodcuts and lithographs to designs for architecture, interiors, stained glass, furniture, carpets, ceramics and jewellery, as well as book illustrations, bookplates and commercial posters. It is estimated that he produced over 12,000 works during his lifetime. Mural commissions included the Worshipful Company of Skinners, London (1902-09), St Aidan’s church, Leeds (1908-16), Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, Canada (1918-21), Christ’s Hospital, Horsham (1912-23), State Capitol, Jefferson City, USA (1915-25), the British Empire panels, Swansea (1925-32), and Rockefeller Center, New York (1930-34). Brangwyn married Lucy Ray in 1896 and took on the lease of Temple Lodge, Hammersmith, in 1900. In 1918 the artist purchased The Jointure, Ditchling, where he spent most of his time following his wife’s death in 1924. Elected RA in 1919, knighted in 1924, holder of countless artistic awards, Brangwyn was modest about his singular achievements, regarding art as an occupation and describing himself as a designer.

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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Beer
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Girl with Bowl, after a design by Frank Brangwyn, (G2598),
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Bricklayers, a study for Rebuilding Belgium, 1915
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Design for Thurstons for a Billiard Table, circa 1902
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Man Playing Flute, study for panel 3, Skinners
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Making Sailors: Youthful Ambition c.1917
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Stone Cutters, circa 1921
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Loot, working proof
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On the Deck of a Boat
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Butchers Shop, 1904
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Allegory of War and Industry
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Fishing Boats, Rye, 1887
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Study for the Empire Panels, circa 1925
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Boy with Globe, study for panel 5, Skinners
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Book plate for Brangwyn’s Wife, Lucy
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
King of the Seas – Raleigh, 1924
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Courtier, study for Panel 2, Skinners
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, original design for T N Foulis, circa 1910
£1,275
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Susanna and the Elders, c 1908
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
A Trader, Study for Selfridges
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study for Man the Master 1930-1934
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study of Figure with Vessel, study for Venice Biennale 1905
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Ship Building, 1912
£5,750
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Studies of a Kneeling and Seated Man
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
The Begging Musicians, 1930
£6,800
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Figure study, Study for St Aidan
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
The Mowers, 1912
£7,500
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Portrait of Jerome Esser?
£3,740
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
The 2nd Station: Jesus Carries His Cross, c.1934
£6,750
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Studies for St Amand and St Eloi ‘ windows in the Abbey St Andr’, Bruges
£6,350
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
The Printed Word Makes the People of the World One
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study of Man Carrying Rifle, Study for Jefferson City
£1,490
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Jesus Falls Below the Cross, 1916
£6,750
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study of a Monk, full length three-quarter view, Study for St Aidan
£3,140
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
The Three Kings, 1934
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study for the Empire Panels in red chalk, circa 1925
£2,750
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Signalling Happy New Year to a Sister ship, 1893
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Santa Maria Della Salute, 1906
£4,750

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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Beer Porters, Study for Lloyds Register of Shipping, circa 1910
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Cannon Street Station, circa 1910
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study of boy holding jars, for Skinners Hall, circa 1902
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study of Artichokes
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Three Men Sitting by a Brazier, circa 1891
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Aerial perspective of Kyoraku Art Museum, Tokyo, 1918
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
The Market Place, Bruges, c 1916 (V-3609)
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Windmills
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The Last Supper, St Joseph’s, Stokesley, 1946
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Sketch of a Man Digging
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Oak Trees, Sussex
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On the Road to Jacca, circa 1948
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Parrot – Original Study for the Great Empire Panels
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Steam Drills
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Water carrier, circa 1903
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Smugglers
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Old Kew Bridge
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
The End of the Voyage, c. 1890
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
The Prize Fight (or The Boxers), circa 1919
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
War Bonds 2 (Back Him Up, Buy War Bonds) W1930, circa 1918
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Soldier Drinking Wine from a Bottle – Study for the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, 1921
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Mural study for St Aidan’s Leeds, a young girl with red hair, c. 1908-16
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Harmony,, circa 1903, (M1139)
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Drapery Study for a Station of the Cross, circa 1933
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study for central panel of Nativity window, St Mary the Virgin, Bucklebury, Berkshire, early 1920’s
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Man Singing, study for Christ’s Hospital, panel 7
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Studies for Man Playing Guitar
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Man Carrying Child on His Back
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study for Harmony, Skinners, c.1908
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
The 10th Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
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The 5th Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry the Cross
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Working Men, study for Lloyds Register of Shipping
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Working Photomontage for Man’s Ultimate Destiny, Rockefeller Center, 1933
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Bridge at Alcantara, Spain
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Study for Mans Ultimate Destiny, c. 1932
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Ponte Rotto Rome, 1936