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Keith Vaughan: Under the Skin

Uncover the thoughts and processes of painter Keith Vaughan

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This film considers how Vaughan’s archive of sketches and journals uncover his personal, sexual, emotional and creative life - and how his homosexuality and depression informed his artistic practice. His personal papers and journals are in Tate Archive, existing as windows into the development of his artistic ideas, and also into Vaughan's mental state, depression and sexual angst and desires.

John Keith Vaughan (23 August 1912 – 4 November 1977), generally known as Keith Vaughan, was a British painter.

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Artist

Keith Vaughan

1912–1977
Archive

Keith Vaughan Life-drawing of a male nude

[1932]
Artwork

Keith Vaughan Small Assembly of Figures

1951
Artwork

Keith Vaughan Untitled (Male Figure)

c.1970
Archive

Keith Vaughan Journal number sixty-two

11 August 1975–4 November 1977
Art Term

Neo-romanticism

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