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John, Augustus Edwin


Born Jan. 4, 1878, in Tenby, Wales; died Oct. 31, 1961, in Fordingbridge, Hampshire. English painter.

John studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1894 to 1898. He was a great master of realistic portraiture (for example, his portraits of B. Shaw, c. 1913-14, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; and T. Hardy, 1923, Tate Gallery, London) and genre painting (for example, The Beggars, c. 1912-14, Detroit Institute of Arts). John’s work is vivid and is characterized by its psychological depth and confident, spirited brushwork.


Rothenstein, J. Augustus John, 3rd ed. London, 1946.
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