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Augustus John

Augustus John

Born USA, active England, 1880–1959

Augustus John


35 x 23 x 25 cm

Gift of the Jacob Epstein Estate

Jacob Epstein © Tate Gallery, London
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Arts/Modern Art

The British portrait painter and draftsman Augustus John (1878-1961) was among the first friends Epstein made in England. A popular figure in London society, John was considered the epitome of bohemia. His free-flowing hair and beard and dramatic character are captured in this portrait, which, in Epstein's words, conveys "a certain wildness, an untamed quality that is the essence of the man."

From the Israel Museum publications:

Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina, Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002


Focus on the Collection: Jacob Epstein, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 23/08/2002 - 28/04/2003

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by:
Ms. Joan Lessing, New York and Jerusalem