Gwen John

1876–1939

Biography

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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Intimism

Intimism is a French term applied to paintings and drawings of quiet domestic scenes

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Edward Hopper and British Artists

This article examines the changes in Edward Hopper’s painting style during his stays in Paris between 1906 to 1910 ...

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Sista Pratesi, Tomma Abts, Gerald Davies and Marcel Dzama reflect on a work in the Tate collection

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I think if we are to do beautiful pictures, we ought to be free from family conventions and ties: Gwen and Augustus John

From their relationship with a ‘revolting personage’ of a father, to strings of obsessive affairs, Virginia Ironside explores the unfulfilled ...

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Tate Etc. issue 2: Autumn 2004

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