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Augustus John

(1878-1961), Painter

Augustus Edwin John

Sitter in 106 portraits
Artist associated with 33 portraits
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. By the 1920s he was the leading portraitist of his day whose sitters included distinguished contemporaries such as George Bernard Shaw and T.E. Lawrence. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1928. Alongside these achievements his lifestyle epitomised that of the bohemian artist, a reputation bolstered by his fascination with Romany culture.

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Augustus John, by Sir William Orpen - NPG 4252

Augustus John

by Sir William Orpen
oil on canvas, exhibited 1900
NPG 4252

Augustus John, by Augustus John - NPG 4577

Augustus John

by Augustus John
chalk, circa 1901
NPG 4577

Augustus John, by (Charles) John Hope-Johnstone - NPG P134(25)

Augustus John

by (Charles) John Hope-Johnstone
platinum print, 1922
NPG P134(25)

Augustus John, by (Charles) John Hope-Johnstone - NPG P134(10)

Augustus John

by (Charles) John Hope-Johnstone
platinum print, 1922
NPG P134(10)

Augustus John, by (Charles) John Hope-Johnstone - NPG P134(18)

Augustus John

by (Charles) John Hope-Johnstone
platinum print, 1922
NPG P134(18)

Augustus John, by William Rothenstein - NPG 4246

Augustus John

by William Rothenstein
sanguine and white chalk, 1924
NPG 4246

Augustus John, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(185)

Augustus John

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1926 or before
NPG 4529(185)

Augustus John, by Alfred Eisenstaedt - NPG P2029

Augustus John

by Alfred Eisenstaedt
bromide print, 1951
NPG P2029

Augustus John, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(42)

Augustus John

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(42)

Augustus John, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(43)

Augustus John

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(43)

Slade School country picnic, by Unknown photographer - NPG x38484

Slade School country picnic

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, April 1899
NPG x38484

Augustus John, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13487

Augustus John

by George Charles Beresford
sepia platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13487

Augustus John, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x13488

Augustus John

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13488

Augustus John, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x135062

Augustus John

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1902
NPG x135062

Augustus John, possibly by (Charles) John Hope-Johnstone - NPG Ax13021

Augustus John

possibly by (Charles) John Hope-Johnstone
vintage snapshot print, 1909
NPG Ax13021

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