Augustus John OM Llyn Treweryn 1911–2

Artwork details

Artist
Augustus John OM 1878–1961
Title
Llyn Treweryn
Date 1911–2
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 316 x 407 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1932
Reference
N04653
Not on display

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At the Slade School of Art John had developed a style based on the Old Masters, but later broke away from this and started to paint brilliantly-coloured landscapes. In 1911-2 he made a sequence of landscape studies of the Welsh hills, using small wood panels and painting in the open air next to his friend and fellow artist James Dickson Innes, It was evidently a liberating experience, and the works he produced demonstrated his admiration of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting.

August 2004

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