Excerpt from The Bookplate Annual for 1921
Of all living artists, Frank Brangwyn stands out as being of the widest range in the activities of the craftsman - he is a mas ter of crafts. No painter is less hampered by the parochial idea that a work of art must be a picture in a gold frame or that a painting in a gold frame thereby becomes a work of art. He will create for you a work of art whether you desire a fan, a jewel-case, decorations for the altar or walls of a cathe dral, a painting for your dining room, a dec oration for your business office, a lithograph for a poster, a mace for a mayor, or - your bookplate. And each in its realm he raises to the masterpiece, the one as deliberately wrought to achieve its aim as the other. How he has escaped the modern dullard con cept of the schools and studios that a work of art must be an oil-painting in a gilt frame, heaven only knows; but he has escaped it; and by consequence he stands out in the art achievement of his age as a great European.
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