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John (Francis John) Minton

 (1917 - 1957)
John (Francis John) Minton was active/lived in England.  John Minton is known for painting, illustration, stage design, teaching.

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John (Francis John) Minton


Francis John Minton  was an English painter, illustrator, stage designer and teacher. After studying in France, he became a teacher in London, and at the same time maintained a consistently large output of works. In addition to landscapes, portraits and other paintings, some of them on an unusually large scale, he built up a reputation as an illustrator of books.
In the mid-1950s, Minton found himself out of sympathy with the abstract trend that was then becoming fashionable, and felt increasingly sidelined. He suffered psychological problems, abused alcohol, and in 1957 committed suicide.

Minton was born in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, the second of three sons of Francis Minton, a solicitor, and his wife, Kate, née Webb.   ...  Displaying 750 of 6972 characters.



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About  John (Francis John) Minton

Born:  1917 - Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, England
Died:   1957 - London, England
Known for:  painting, illustration, stage design, teaching