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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


Slade School country picnic

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, April 1899
NPG x38484


Gwen John; Anna Massey

by Nancy Webber
cibachrome print, 1982
NPG x24822