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Augustus Edwin John Art

British, 1878-1961
Augustus John, in full Augustus Edwin John, (born January 4, 1878, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales—died October 31, 1961, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England), Welsh painter who was an accomplished portraitist, muralist, and draughtsman. John studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1894 to 1898. By age 20 he had won a reputation as one of the most brilliant draughtsmen in England. His portraits and other paintings done around 1900 gained attention for their vigour and skillful technique. John was greatly influenced by the work of Old Master painters, especially Peter Paul Rubens, as can be seen in the strong and sensuous Smiling Woman (c. 1908), a portrait of John’s second wife, Dorelia. John was known as a colourful personality who adopted an individualistic and bohemian lifestyle. Intrigued by gypsy culture and the Romany language, he spent periods traveling with gypsy caravans over Wales, Ireland, and Dorset. He based much of his work on these experiences, such as the painting Encampment on Dartmoor (1906). John was more modern in his approach to landscape painting, as seen in the bright palette and loose brushwork of paintings such as Llyn Trewereyn (1911–12) and The Little Railway, Martigues (1928).
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Artist: Augustus Edwin John
Self Portrait
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Storrs, CT
Self Portrait. 1920. Etching and drypoint. Dodgson 138. 6 1/8 x 5 (sheet 13 1/4 x 11). Edition 105. A rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream wove paper. Slight toning in ...
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Early 20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Etching, Drypoint

Augustus Edwin John original watercolour drawing of cave people, British
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
This is one of a number of drawings that was accompanied by a signed letter from Augustus Edwin John which read as follows `Alderney Manor/ Nr Parkstone, Dorset / Dear Hodge, I send ...
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20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Augustus Edwin John original watercolour drawing of a cavewoman, British
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
This is one of a number of drawings that was accompanied by a signed letter from Augustus Edwin John which read as follows `Alderney Manor/ Nr Parkstone, Dorset / Dear Hodge, I send ...
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20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Ink, Watercolor, Paper

Augustus Edwin John original watercolour drawing of cavemen, British
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
This is one of a number of drawings that was accompanied by a signed letter from Augustus Edwin John which read as follows `Alderney Manor/ Nr Parkstone, Dorset / Dear Hodge, I send ...
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20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Augustus Edwin John signed original watercolour drawing of cave people, British
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
This drawing is accompanied by a signed letter from Augustus Edwin John which read as follows `Alderney Manor/ Nr Parkstone, Dorset / Dear Hodge, I send a few rough sketches hoping t...
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20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Ink, Watercolor, Paper

Augustus Edwin John original watercolour drawing of a caveman couple, British
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
This is one of a number of drawings that was accompanied by a signed letter from Augustus Edwin John which read as follows `Alderney Manor/ Nr Parkstone, Dorset / Dear Hodge, I send ...
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20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Augustus Edwin John original watercolour drawing of a caveman family, British
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
This is one of a number of drawings that was accompanied by a signed letter from Augustus Edwin John which read as follows `Alderney Manor/ Nr Parkstone, Dorset / Dear Hodge, I send ...
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20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Ink, Watercolor, Paper

Augustus Edwin John original watercolour drawing of a caveman, British
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
This is one of a number of drawings that was accompanied by a signed letter from Augustus Edwin John which read as follows `Alderney Manor/ Nr Parkstone, Dorset / Dear Hodge, I send ...
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20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Augustus Edwin John original watercolour drawing of cavemen, British
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
This is one of a number of drawings that was accompanied by a signed letter from Augustus Edwin John which read as follows `Alderney Manor/ Nr Parkstone, Dorset / Dear Hodge, I send ...
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20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Augustus Edwin John original watercolour drawing of a caveman, British, 20th C
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
This is one of a number of drawings that was accompanied by a signed letter from Augustus Edwin John which read as follows `Alderney Manor/ Nr Parkstone, Dorset / Dear Hodge, I send ...
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20th Century Modern Augustus Edwin John Art

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Watercolor, Ink, Paper

Portrait of Barbara
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Augustus Edwin John (Welsh, 1878-1961). Portrait of Barbara, ca. 1930. oil on canvas, 11 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches. Framed dimension: 16 x 19 inches....
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1930s Realist Augustus Edwin John Art

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Pyramus and Thisbe
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Pyramus and Thisbe Etching, c.1906 Signed along bottom edge in pencil "Augustus E John" Edition: 25 Reference: Dodgson 91 ii/II Condition: Excellent Plate: 5 1/8 x 4" (13.02 x 10.16 ...
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Early 1900s Young British Artists (YBA) Augustus Edwin John Art

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Portrait of a Lady /// Impressionism British Augustus Edwin John Drawing Red
By Augustus Edwin John
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Augustus Edwin John (Welsh, 1878-1961) Title: "Portrait of a Lady" *Signed by John lower right Circa: 1910 Medium: Original red and black Chalk Drawi...
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