Portrait of the Day: Augustus John

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17 August 2014, 12:00

Room 29


  • Gallery Talk

Augustus John, by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen, exhibited 1900 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Augustus John
by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
exhibited 1900
NPG 4252

John was born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, the third of four children. A brilliant student at the Slade School of Art (1894-98). He had also studied together with his sister Gwen John in Paris. He was associated with the New English Art Club and the Camden Town Group but remained largely independent from artistic trends and movements. Talk led by Andy Le Bas.

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