Gwen John

1876–1939

Biography

Gwen John, ‘Self-Portrait’ 1902
Gwen John
Self-Portrait 1902

Gwendolen Mary John (22 June 1876 – 18 September 1939) was a Welsh artist who worked in France for most of her career. Her paintings, mainly portraits of anonymous female sitters, are rendered in a range of closely related tones. Although she was overshadowed during her lifetime by her brother Augustus John, her reputation has grown steadily since her death.

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