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John Banting (1902-1972), Painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 7 portraits
Surrealist painter, designer, stage designer. Spender first met John Banting at the home of Rosamond Lehmann whereupon they became close friends. Banting studied at Westminster School of Art and later in Paris. He was briefly associated with the Bloomsbury Group but in 1930 began to absorb the influence of Surrealism after meeting Duchamp, Breton, Giacometti and Crevel in Paris. He exhibited at the International Surrealist Exhibitions in London and New York in 1936 and again in Paris in 1938.

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John Banting

by Bernard Meninsky
oil on canvas, 1924
NPG 6129

Ax24019

John Banting

by Unknown photographer
snapshot bromide print, mid-late 1920s
NPG Ax24019

x14265

John Banting

by Humphrey Spender
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x14265