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John Minton (1917-1957), Painter and illustrator

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
A painter and illustrator, Minton was a major figure in the neo-Romantic movement of the 1940s and 1950s, at various times sharing a studio with Keith Vaughan and with Michael Ayrton. Minton taught at Camberwell, the Central School of Art and at the Royal College. Well-known in Soho circles, his vivaciousness and generosity hid a deep melancholy which led to his suicide.

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John Minton

by John Minton
oil on canvas, circa 1953
NPG 4620


Carel Victor Morlais Weight

by John Minton
pencil, 1949
NPG 6606


Frederic Henri Kay Henrion

by John Minton
pencil, 1950s?
NPG 6319