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Augustus John

Augustus John (1878 – 1961)

John was a British post-impressionist painter, draughtsman and etcher.

After briefly attending the Tenby School of Art, Augustus left Wales for London studying at the Slade School of Art with his elder sister, the artist Gwen John. It was here that his talents began to be truly recognised as one of the greatest draughtsmen of his generation, becoming the star pupil of drawing teacher Henry Tonks.

Later in life Augustus was celebrated for his portrait painting becoming leader of the New English Art Club and was elected a Royal Academian in 1928.

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