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Artist - Alfred Fontville de Breanski

Alfred Fontville de Breanski, born 1877 in London, died 1945. Designed posters for the Underground Group 1915

  • Educated; St Martin's School of Art;

Alfred Fontville de Breanski was also known by the name A F de Breanski Jr.

Biography:

Alfred Fontville de Breanski was one of seven children born to the prolific British artist, Alfred De Breanski (1852-1928). Like his father, he was a painter of landscapes. After studying in London, he spent time in Paris, where he was taught by Whistler. He adopted a less formal style than his father. His impressionistic landscapes and English garden scenes, painted between 1905 and 1920, expertly captured the dramatic effects of light at varying times of day. He exhibited several works at the Royal Academy from 1904 and at the Royal Society of British Artists. His style of painting lent itself to the early developments in poster design, being pioneered by the Underground at the time.

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