Short, Sir Frank RA, PRE (English)
About the Etching: Excellent condition; new mat and frame.
About the Artist: A Painter and engraver, he was born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Short abandoned his early career as an engineer for art, which he studied at South Kensington and Westminster School of Art. He won gold medals for engraving at the Paris Salon in 1889 and 1900. In 1891 he was appointed Director of Engraving at the Royal College of Art; later becoming Professor in 1913. Short became Treasurer of the Royal Academy (1919-32) as well as Master of the Art Workers Guild. He was knighted in 1911 for his services. Short retired from the Royal College in 1924. He succeeded Sir Francis Haden and became President of the Royal Society of Etchers in 1910 to 1938. He had a seminal influence on British
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