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John Minton

(1917-1957), Painter and illustrator

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
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. His prolific output included landscapes and portraits. He attended St John's Wood School of Art from 1935 to 1938 and spent eight months studying art in France. In 1942, he designed the costumes and scenery for John Gielgud's production of Macbeth and held a joint exhibition with Michael Ayrton at the Leicester Galleries. Minton taught at schools of art including Camberwell, Central and the Royal College. Well known in Soho circles, his vivaciousness and generosity hid a melancholy which led to his suicide.

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John Minton, by Rollie McKenna - NPG P1677

John Minton

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1951
NPG P1677

John Minton, by John Minton - NPG 4620

John Minton

by John Minton
oil on canvas, circa 1953
NPG 4620

John Minton, by Felix H. Man - NPG x11803

John Minton

by Felix H. Man
print, 1949
NPG x11803

John Minton, by (Edward) Russell Westwood - NPG x35236

John Minton

by (Edward) Russell Westwood
glazed bromide print, 1951
NPG x35236


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