Person    | Male  Born 4/1/1878  Died 31/10/1961

Augustus John

Categories: Art, Seriously Famous

Countries: Wales

Augustus Edwin John was born Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Painter, draughtsman and etcher, specialized in portrait painting. Famous subjects include T.E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, George Bernard Shaw and Dylan Thomas.
Named to the Order of Merit in 1942. President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters from 1948-1953. Died Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

His 1937 portrait of Dylan Thomas is widely accepted as his last great painting. Even his granddaughter acknowledges that his work "went down the drain" from the 1930s onward.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Augustus John

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Augustus John

Greater London Council This house was built for Augustus John, 1878 - 1961, p...

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Meard Street

2022: We were contacted by David Bieda who wrote: "Meard Street plaque. I’d l...

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Virtues - Wonder

Augustus John as Neptune offers Alice in Wonderland gifts from the sea on his...

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