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Augustus John (Attributed to) (1878-1961)

He visited Paris on 1898 and returned there each year. He first exhibited with the New English Art Club in 1899. In 1901 he married Ida Nettleship. From 1901 to 1902 he taught art in Liverpool. In 1903 he met Dorelia McNeil with whom he in a ménage-a-trois until Ida’s death in 1907. He was a Professor of Painting at Liverpool University from 1901 to 1904. In 1921 he was elected Associate of the Royal Academy, and was made an Academician in 1928. He resigned from the Royal Academy in 1938, but was re-elected in 1940. From 1940 to 1961 he was a member of the London Group.

One of the most prominent artistic personalities of his day, John was famous for his bohemianism, womanizing, and his fascination with gypsies. He was also renowned as a brilliant draughtsman. (Adapted from Dictionary of British Art: 20th Century Painters and Sculptors.)

Augustus John (Attributed to) 1878-1961
Figure Studies

Pencil drawing
Provenance: Provenance: Phillips Auction, Bury St. Edmunds, March 20, 1997
Sheet size: 7¼ X 10 inches
Frame size: 16½ X 19 inches
FC98145   $850
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