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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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Synopsis: Twelve days before her twenty-fourth birthday, on the foggy morning of Saturday 12 January 1901, Ida Nettleship married Augustus John in a private ceremony at St Pancras Registry Office.
029 2030 4400 art Summer Show This year's Summer Show features specially selected works by Wales' leading artists past and present, including Gwen John, Augustus John, David Jones, John Piper, Ceri Richards, Joseph Herman, Sir Kyffin Williams and many more.
The poet is known to have entertained a host of personalities at the house, including writers TS Eliot and Arthur Miller and the painter Augustus John, who memorably described it as "a doll's house".
And it's all so fascinating because the thing that was most interesting about Everett was his friends: in the 1890s he studied at the Slade School of Art in London alongside the young trailblazers Augustus John and William Orpen.
Yn sicr dyma un o'r lluniau mwyaf "eiconaidd" Cymreig, neu yn sicr y llun sydd wedi ei fabwysiadu gennym ni Gymry Cymraeg ynde, yn fwy nag unrhywbeth gan Gwen neu Augustus John ac yn fwy nag unrhywbeth gan yr artist sydd wedi ei 'anghofio', Christopher Williams.
There are tales of him coming down to breakfast wearing it, and the artist Augustus John painted Lord Howard de Walden relaxing in his armchair in his full suit of armour.
The bulk of the artworks is made up of sketches and paintings by Augustus John.
Tonight it outdoes itself with a documentary about painters Augustus John and James Dickson Innes who, in 1911, left London for the wild Arenig Valley in North Wales.
Augustus John sketched them, George Borrow described them in The Romany Rye, and Walter Starkie played his violin with them in Transylvania--now the Gypsies have a new champion in William Blacker.
Visitors saw a diverse collection of watercolours, drawings and prints by such famous artists as Rubens, Van Dyck, Turner, Constable, Sargent, Whistler, Gwen and Augustus John, and Richard Hamilton.
The 47 paintings and drawings displayed were created in the 100 years surrounding the turn of the 20th century, and include at least one work each by Turner, Bonnard, Cezanne, Manet, Monet, Augustus John, Sickert, Renoir, Matthew Smith, and Maurice de Vlaminck, among other artists.
His delight in discovering a 14-year-old Miriam Margolyes - 'an opulent tumble of dark curls and puppy fat' - reclining on his landlady's hearth rug, hoping to pose for Augustus John, is a priceless memoir.