Henry English

The biography of my great-great-grandfather Henry English, born in Waterford, Ireland in 1853. Orphaned by the potato famine, he arrived in Bruges at the age of 10, where he got an education as a gold embroider and married Marie Dinnewet, his drawing teacher’s daughter.

I made the layout and all graphical works for the 78-page book, self-published by our heritage foundation Joe English, Kunstschilder. A limited edition of 50 hand-bound de luxe editions were made by P. C. De Baere in Bruges.