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Augustus John

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Post-Impressionist painter known for his portraits of Colonel T. E. Lawrence and W.B. Yeats. He was the main topic of the BBC documentary, ‘The Hill That Needed to be Painted,’ from 2011. He briefly researched on the Tenbly College of Artwork and later went to the Slade College of Artwork at University University, London. He was the famous Henry Tonks’ award pupil at Slade. He was fascinated with the Romani people and offered as President from the Gypsy Lore Culture for pretty much 30 years. He previously five children along with his initial wife, Ida Nettleship. After her loss of life, he previously two more kids along with his mistress-turned-wife, Dorothy “Dorelia” McNeill. His function was favorably in comparison to that of Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse.

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Full Name Augustus John
Date Of Birth January 4, 1878
Died October 31, 1961, Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Wales
Profession Painter
Education Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
Nationality British, Welsh
Children Amaryllis Fleming, Caspar John, Poppet John
Siblings Gwen John
Awards Order of Merit, Royal Academy of Arts
Star Sign Capricorn

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1He was awarded the Order of Merit but allegedly declined knighthood on previous occasions.


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Face to Face1960TV SeriesHimself

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Timeshift2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Painter

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