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Portrait of the Day: Gwen John

28 February 2020, 12:30

Room 28

Free

  • Talks and Lectures||LGBTQI

Gwen John
by Gwen John
circa 1900
NPG 4439

Painter; trained at the Slade School, 1895-8, and in Paris at Whistler's Académie Carmen, 1898-9; lived permanently in France after 1903 where she formed a passionate relationship with the sculptor, Rodin, and became acquainted with the leading figures of the artistic avant-garde. Gwen John's intimate and subdued style, embracing a limited range of subjects - interiors, still lives and female portraits - has made her one of the foremost women artists of the twentieth century.

This is part of a series of talks the National Portrait Gallery will be delivering to celebrate LGBT History Month. LGBT History Month is an annual, month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

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