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Augustus John (1878-1961)

Augustus John (1878-1961), Welsh-born painter and graphic artist, is perhaps best known for his portraits of leading literary and society figures of his time, such as George Bernard Shaw (1915) , Thomas Hardy (1923), and Tallulah Bankhead (1930). However, in the early years of his career, he was renowned for his outstanding draughtsmanship. This book is devoted to this aspect of John's work and comprises over seventy drawings and engravings, many of which have never previously been
published. The exhibition is being curated by the artist's granddaughter, Rebecca John, who has reassembled groups of drawings to demonstrate how many of John's finest works arose through a series of studies of the same sitter.

Themes and Variations Augustus John Drawings

Rebecca John
PB; 72 pages; 70 b&w and 8 color illustrations; 8 1/2 x 10 1/2
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