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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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Augustus John

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1902
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Augustus John

by Alvin Langdon Coburn, published by Duckworth & Co
collotype, 13 January 1914
NPG Ax7855

Ax13022

Augustus John

by (Charles) John Hope-Johnstone
vintage snapshot print, circa 1922
NPG Ax13022

x139590

Augustus John

by Peter North
bromide print, 1933
NPG x139590

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Augustus John

by Howard Coster
print, 1937
NPG x1941

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Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10977

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Augustus John

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1937
NPG x10978

x139594

Augustus John

by Fayer, for Camera Press
bromide print, 1951
NPG x139594

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Augustus John

by Allan Chappelow, for Pictorial Press
bromide print, 1953
NPG x139592

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Augustus John

by Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum), for Camera Press
bromide print, 1953
NPG x139593

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Augustus John

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide print, 15 December 1954
NPG x139595

x134156

Augustus John

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134156

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Augustus John working on a bust of his daughter Poppet

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide print, 2 January 1959
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Augustus John

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide print, 2 January 1959
NPG x139597

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Augustus John

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959
NPG x139605

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Augustus John

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide print, 3 January 1960
NPG x139602

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Augustus John; Sarah John

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide print, 3 January 1960
NPG x139598

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Simon John; Augustus John; Fenella John

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide print, 3 January 1960
NPG x139603

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Augustus John; Talitha Dina Pol

by United Press International
vintage press print, 1961
NPG x135097