Augustus Edwin John (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. He was the brother of the painter Gwen John.
"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."
Artist as subject
Anita Bartle, Grant Richards (London, UK) This is my Birthday
Henry Scott Tuke Diary of Henry Scott Tuke
J. Leger & Son (London, UK) J. Leger & Son exhibition catalogue titled ‘Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures: Nudes by Contemporary Artists’
I think if we are to do beautiful pictures, we ought to be free from family conventions and ties Gwen and Augustus John
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