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augustus edwin john, official war artistAugustus Edwin John OM, RA (1878–1961)
Biography

John was born in Tenby, Pembrokeshire and studied at the Slade School of Art in London. In 1898 he won the Slade Prize with his painting, Moses and the Brazen Serpent. He later studied independently at Paris.

His psychological astuteness sometimes upset those he painted, including Lord Leverhulme, who was so displeased with his portrait, that he cut out the head. He painted many distinguished people of his time, from Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Dylan Thomas T.E. Lawrence and George Bernard Shaw, to classical musicians.

During World War I, he was involved with the Canadian infantrymen. After only two months serving in France he was sent home in disgrace after getting involved in a brawl, but was saved from a court-martial by Lord Beaverbrook.

Augustus John had a particular interest in Roma people around the British Isles and Europe, and even adopted a similar sort of lifestyle himself for a time.


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oil painting of w.b. yeats by augustus john
T.E. Lawrence
W.B. Yeats
 

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Augustus John - The New Biography
by Michael Holroyd (Author)

Drawing on the mass of new material which has come to light since the first edition was published in 1974, this revised biography presents a detailed account of the passionate and unruly life of the bohemian British painter, Augustus John, and his circle.

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