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Gwen John (1876-1939), Painter; sister of Augustus John

Gwendolen Mary ('Gwen') John

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Painter; trained at the Slade School, 1895-8, and in Paris at Whistler's Académie Carmen, 1898-9; lived permanently in France after 1903 where she formed a passionate relationship with the sculptor, Rodin, and became acquainted with the leading figures of the artistic avant-garde. Gwen John's intimate and subdued style, embracing a limited range of subjects - interiors, still lives and female portraits - has made her one of the foremost women artists of the twentieth century.

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Gwen John

by Gwendolen Mary ('Gwen') John
oil on canvas, circa 1900
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4439