• Brangwyn, Cornwell and Murals

    20 days ago - By Art Contrarian

    Reader Paul Sullivan's comment to this post about San Francisco murals by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) inspired the present post. The concept is to compare Brangwyn's style with that of Dean Cornwell (1892-1960), a successful American illustrator who set aside his career for a few years in the early 1930s to paint murals for the new Los Angeles Public Library Central Branch Building. Information about that project can be found here. I wrote about those murals here .
    Brangwyn was a famous and prolific mural painter, so Cornwell managed to become an assistant in order to learn the trade. He...
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