Francis Sydney Unwin

1885 - 1925

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Biography

 

Francis Sydney Unwin moved to London when young and developed a lasting love of the city whose buildings were to provide the subjects of some of his finest etched works. A highly temperamental individual, F.S.Unwin would occassionally destroy large sections of his work; as a consequence, much of his work is now scarce. His moods were much affected by his persistent ill health, as he suffered from tuberculosis for many years ultimately, his career was cut short by his death at the age of 40 from consumption.