John, Augustus (Edwin)

John, Augustus (Edwin)
born Jan. 4, 1878, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
died Oct. 31, 1961, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, Eng.

Welsh painter, portraitist, muralist, and draftsman.

By the age of 20 he had won a reputation for his brilliant drawing technique. A colourful personality, he roamed Britain, living with Roma and learning their customs and language; the painting Encampment on Dartmoor (1906) is based on these experiences. He is best known for his portraits of leading European personalities, including those of James Joyce and George Bernard Shaw.

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