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Augustus John

 (1878 - 1961)
Augustus Edwin John was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, France.  Augustus John is known for society portrait painting, figure drawing, teaching, war artist.

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Augustus Edwin John OM, RA, (4 January 1878 - 31 October 1961) was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher*. For a short time around 1910, he was an important exponent of Post-Impressionism* in the United Kingdom.

"Augustus was celebrated first for his brilliant figure drawings, and then for a new technique of oil sketching. His work was favourably compared in London with that of Gauguin and Matisse. He then developed a style of portraiture that was imaginative and often extravagant, catching an instantaneous attitude in his subjects."

John was born at Tenby in Pembrokeshire, the younger son and third of four children in his family. His father was Edwin William John, a Welsh solicitor; his mother, Augusta Smith from a long li   ...  Displaying 750 of 12529 characters.

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