The End of the War: Brangwyn’s War Posters

20th Jan 2018 - 10th Jun 2018

Home » Exhibitions » The End of the War: Brangwyn’s War Posters

Frank Brangwyn’s powerful posters were designed to raise sympathy and support  for British and Allied forces and victims of the Great War.

Brangwyn (1867- 1956) was born in Belgium, although he spent most of his life in London.  He had no formal training but he could turn his hand to anything from murals and oil painting to book illustration.

He was not an official war artist, nor did he go to the Front, but he was an outstanding artist of the Great War. He drew on his memories of the French and Belgian countryside to gather with his emotional response to the invasion of Belgium.

Brangwyn’s posters are shown at the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, alongside other works by Brangwyn from the Harrogate Fine Art Collection.

Mercer Art Gallery

Mercer Art Gallery
Swan Road,
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01423 556188 museums

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday 2 pm – 5 pm

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays

Closes 4 pm November to March


Free Admission

See venue details

See venue on a map

You may also like:

Mercer Art Gallery: The gallery is situated in the town centre, 10 minutes walk from rail and bus stations, 3 hours free disc parking nearby.