Charles William Grineau (1883 – 1957) was born in Middlesex, England.
Grineau specialised in illustrating Formula 1 Races for his employer “The Motor” magazine.
He volunteered in 1914, aged 29, and served in the First and Second World Wars. He was a war artist producing war effort publicity material, posters and illustrations.
His chosen medium was pen and ink with charcoal and white gouache.
He used numerous pseudonyms including John A Bryan, John Bryan, Johnny Bryan, John de Bryan, Charles W de Grineau, Charles de Grineau, Bryan de Grineau, Capt Bryan de Grineau and initials B de G. He was born Charles William Grineau and was the son of a well known illustrator and caricaturist Charles Grineau (1852 – 1899).