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TALK: AUGUSTUS JOHN - DRAWN FROM LIFE (by David Boyd Haycock)

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SPEAKER - David Boyd Haycock

When: Friday 2 February - 2.30pm (doors to the theatre open 45 minutes prior to the start)
Where: Ondaatje Theatre in the Works on Paper Fair

In this lecture Dr Haycock, who is currently curating a new Augustus John exhibition to be held at Poole Museum in the summer of 2018, and whose book on the subject is to be published in May 2018, will explore John’s early career and the talented friends and rivals who surrounded him.

In the first three decades of the 20th century Augustus John (1878-1961) was widely considered one of the greatest living British artists, famous almost as much for his extraordinary Bohemian lifestyle as for his outstanding portraits, etchings and drawings. John was born in Wales in 1878 and educated at the Slade School of Art in London in the 1890s, where the onus of teaching was on the daily life class and a close study of the Old Masters. He soon emerged as a wonderfully gifted draughtsman. Dividing his life between England, Wales and France, and reaching his prime in the years immediately before the outbreak of the Great War, by 1910 John would be likened to a British Gauguin, a Welsh Post-Impressionist using bold colours and a willfully naive and primitive style.

The talk will last approximately 1 hour

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