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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 Group but 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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x194045

Tallulah Bankhead; Augustus John

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1930
NPG x194045

x139590

Augustus John

by Peter North
bromide print, 1933
NPG x139590

Ax144009

Dorelia McNeill; Lady Ottoline Morrell; Augustus John

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
NPG Ax144009

Ax144010

Dorelia McNeill; Lady Ottoline Morrell; Augustus John

possibly by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1936
NPG Ax144010

x1939

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1937
NPG x1939

x1940

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
print, 1937
NPG x1940

x2376

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
print, 1937
NPG x2376

x10970

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10970

x10971

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10971

x10972

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10972

x10973

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10973

x10974

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10974

x10975

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10975

x10976

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10976

x10979

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10979

x10980

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10980

x10981

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10981

x10982

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10982

x10983

Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10983