Church of St. Francis, Assissi

Gethin, Percy Francis

An Irish artist who taught in London and lost his life in the First World War. A painter, etcher and draughtsman, Gethin was born in Holywell, Sligo, Ireland. He studied at the Royal College of Art, at the Westminster School of Art and at the Atelier Colarossi in Paris. He settled in London in 1905. He worked mainly as an etcher of architectural subjects and was a teacher of life-drawing at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. In 1916 he was killed during the Battle of the Somme. The etching, Church of St. Francis, Assissi, was bought by the LACF in 1925.

Etching

Gethin

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