John, Augustus

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John, Augustus Gender: M
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)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°47' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 21°09 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°21'

Augustus John


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • 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)

Source Notes

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