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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
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Display artist/maker:

William Strang

Born: 1859, UK, Scotland, Dumbarton   Died: 1921, Bournemouth

Painter, printmaker and illustrator. Began as a clerk to a Clydesdale shipbuilder before studying etching under Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1876-80. He was greatly influenced by Legros and by Strang's friend Charles Ricketts (1866-1931). He won a Silver Medal for Etching at the 1889 Paris International Exhibition. He produced etchings and paintings of allegorical scenes and portraits, the latter including sitters such as Rudyard Kipling and Thomas Hardy. He also produced wood engravings for publications and some of his 750 etchings were used as illustrations in 'Death and the Ploughman's Wife' (1894), 'Pilgrim's Progress' (1895) and 'Don Quixote' (1903). His sons Ian Strang (1886-1952) and David Strang (b 1887) were also printmakers

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Head of a Peasant PR1938 Prints

Sancho and the Teeth PR2849 Prints

Self Portrait PR694 Prints

The Story PR1940 Prints

The Village Fiddler PR1939 Prints

Wine Drinkers PR2888 Prints