Frank Brangwyn was a Belgian artist who was born in Bruges in 1867 and died in Ditchling / Sussex 1956. He was a painter, draftsman, graphic artist, decorator. Son of the architect, painter and textile designer William Curtis Brangwyn. Worked in William Morris's studio for a few years. Painted harbor views, landscapes, designed religious work, carpets and stained glass windows, made countless etchings, lithographs, book illustrations, woodcuts, ex libris, design furniture, ceramics and jewelery. Worked in art nouveau, art déco and expressionist design. Traveled to the Middle East, Russia, Morocco, South Africa, which of course also influenced his work. In 1936 donated a large part of his oeuvre to the city of Bruges, which housed it in the Brangwyn Museum. Mentioned in the Lexicon of West Flemish visual artists III, BAS II and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. Source: PIRON.