A Cambro-Belgian in the Great War: Frank Brangwyn as Artist and Activist

  • Hugh DunthorneEmail author


This chapter illustrates the versatility which set Frank Brangwyn apart from many of his contemporaries. His realism made his work especially effective for posters and publications encouraging recruitment and promoting war charities. Brangwyn’s refusal to idealize the fighting forces and to ignore the horrors of war underpinned his activism during the First World War, one of his chief achievements being the practical and financial support of Belgian refugee artists.


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  1. 1.Swansea UniversitySwanseaUK

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