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Augustus John

(1878-1961), Painter

Augustus Edwin John

Sitter in 101 portraits
Artist associated with 33 portraits
John was born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, the third of four children. A brilliant student at the Slade School of Art (1894-98). He had also studied together with his sister Gwen John in Paris. He was associated with the New English Art Club and the Camden Town Groupbut remained largely independent from artistic trends and movements. By the 1920s he was the leading portraitist of his day whose sitters included distinguished contemporaries such as George Bernard Shaw and T.E. Lawrence. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1928. Alongside these achievements his lifestyle epitomised that of the bohemian artist, a reputation bolstered by his fascination with Romany culture.

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Jacob Epstein, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 4119

Jacob Epstein

by Augustus Edwin John
chalk, circa 1900
NPG 4119

Ambrose McEvoy, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 3056

Ambrose McEvoy

by Augustus Edwin John
chalk
NPG 3056

Augustus John, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 4577

Augustus John

by Augustus Edwin John
chalk, circa 1901
NPG 4577

Wyndham Lewis, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 6066

Wyndham Lewis

by Augustus Edwin John
etching, circa 1903
NPG 6066

W.B. Yeats, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 3061

W.B. Yeats

by Augustus Edwin John
etching, 1907
NPG 3061

W.B. Yeats, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 4105

W.B. Yeats

by Augustus Edwin John
pencil and wash, circa 1910
NPG 4105

Ronald Firbank, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 4600

Ronald Firbank

by Augustus Edwin John
pencil, circa 1915
NPG 4600

Sir Herbert Atkinson Barker, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 4189

Sir Herbert Atkinson Barker

by Augustus Edwin John
oil on canvas, 1916
NPG 4189

William Henry Davies, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 3149

William Henry Davies

by Augustus Edwin John
pencil, 1918
NPG 3149

T.E. Lawrence, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 3187

T.E. Lawrence

by Augustus Edwin John
pencil, 1919
NPG 3187

Lady Ottoline Morrell, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 6095

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by Augustus Edwin John
oil on canvas, 1919
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6095

Francis Henry Crittall, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 6240

Francis Henry Crittall

by Augustus Edwin John
oil on canvas, 1919
NPG 6240

Sir Caspar John, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 6192

Sir Caspar John

by Augustus Edwin John
oil on panel, circa 1920
NPG 6192

T.E. Lawrence, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 3188

T.E. Lawrence

by Augustus Edwin John
pencil, 1923
NPG 3188

Arthur Roberts, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 2362

Arthur Roberts

by Augustus Edwin John
pencil, 1925
NPG 2362

T.E. Lawrence, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG 2910

T.E. Lawrence

by Augustus Edwin John
chalk, circa 1929
NPG 2910

Dylan Thomas, by Augustus Edwin John - NPG L213

Dylan Thomas

by Augustus Edwin John
oil on canvas, circa 1937-1938
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L213

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