Augustus John

1 portrait on display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery

Augustus John, by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1916 - NPG 4295 - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Augustus John

by Sir Jacob Epstein
bronze bust, 1916
14 in. (356 mm) high
Purchased, 1962
Primary Collection
NPG 4295

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  • Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961), Painter. Sitter in 101 portraits, Artist associated with 33 portraits.

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  • Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Sculptor. Artist of 14 portraits, Sitter in 67 portraits.

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A rare cast of Epstein's 1916 bust. Epstein was the leading modernist sculptor of his day and a founder member of the London Group, which was founded in 1913 from the amalgamation of the Fitzroy Street Group and the Camden Town Group. Epstein said of this portrait: 'I wanted to capture a certain wildness, an untamed quality that is the essence of the man…'.

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