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Labourer With Mallet

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, either academic or artistic, his earliest mentors were three of the most influential men in design at the turn of the ce…