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Frans Wesselman was born in Holland where he trained to be an art teacher before his conscription into the Dutch army. After two years in the army he gained a diploma in printmaking and photography at Groningen College of Art.
Frans moved to England in 1979 where he has worked and exhibited widely in both one-man shows and group exhibitions. His paintings and etchings are in private collections as well as in the Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam museums. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Printmakers.
In 2000 Frans produced his first work in stained glass. The richness of colour, fine detail and strong graphic style are typical of his work. The subject matter continues his interest in the human form and human relationships. Some pieces are based on poems and tales; some are directly from his observations and imagination.
Frans lives and works from his studio in Church Stretton, Shropshire.