|Birthname||Augustus Edwin John|
|born on||4 January 1878 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )|
|Place||Tenby, Wales, 51n41, 4w43|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||13°47' 21°09 Asc. 04°21'|
British artist who, as a portrait painter, became principally known for his portraits of prominent people. He taught at the Liverpool University 1900-1902 and roamed through out the British Isles painting gypsy life. Traveling extensively in Europe and America, by the outbreak of WW I, he was well known, serving in France as an official war artist. He had great skill as a realist, drawing out sensitive interpretations of character. Occasionally he painted subject pictures and he did many etchings. Known for being a great eccentric, he was nonetheless elected to the Royal Academy in 1928, received the Order of Merit in 1942 and becoming the author of two autobiographies. John married twice.
He died on 10/31/1961, Fordingbridge, England.
- friend relationship with Morrell, Lady Ottoline (born 16 June 1873). Notes: And lover?
- Work : New Job 1900 (Taught at the Liverpool Univ.)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1914 (Painted George Bernard Shaw)
- Work : Prize 1928 (Elected to the Royal Academy)
- Work : Prize 1942 (Awarded the Order of Merit)
LMR quotes Michael Holroyd "Augustus John," p.13
- Traits : Personality : Eccentric
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Portrait painter, realist and etcher)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (Liverpool Univ.)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Two)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Order of Merit)
- Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection