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austin spare portraitAustin Spare, (1886– 1956)
Biography

Austin was born to a London policeman, and showed an artistic streak from an early age, attending evening classes at Lambeth Art School. He later became an apprentice to a stained glass maker (Powell’s of Whitefriars St.)

His later artwork, full of sexual undertones, figures and magical symbols brought him the attention of Aleister Crowley, to which he contributed four small drawings to Crowley’s publication – The Equinox.

During World War I, Austin was conscripted in 1917, serving as a medical orderly of the Royal Army Medical Corps in London hospitals. He was commissioned as an official war artist two years later.


Austin Spare's Paintings

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AIDA
regimental aid post, official war artist
the vampires are coming, painting, austin spare
OPERATING IN A REGIMENTAL AID POST THE VAMPIRES ARE COMING
 


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The Book of Automatic Drawing
by Austin Osman Spare (Author)

The Book of Automatic Drawing is the a compilation of works relating to Austin Spare and Automatic Drawing. It consists of four sections: Automatic Drawing: A Discussion by Hannen Swaffer (extracts from Adventures with Inspiration and London Mystery Magazine); Automatic Drawing by Austin Spare and Frederick Carter (an article from Form magazine); Automatic Drawing as a Means to Art by Austin Spare (section from The Book of Pleasure); A Book of Automatic Drawing by Austin Spare (a sketchbook of drawings).

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[Paul Nash] [Augustus John] [Austin Spare] [Bruce Bairnsfarther] [Alfred Lee] [David Bomberg] [Eric Ravilious] [William Rothenstein] [Leonard Raven-Hill] [Frank Brangwyn] [John Lavery] [Francis Dodd] [Stanley Spencer] [Mervyn Peake] [Muirhead Bone] [Cyril-Bird] [William Roberts] [William Orpen] [Mark Gertler] [Philip Steer] [John Hassall] [Wyndham Lewis]



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