|Augustus John, "Larger then Life," 1952.|
|Dashing and dangerous, 1928.|
|Lord Leverthulme, 1920, |
Augustus John--rejected by the lord.
|Moses and the Brazen Serpent, 1898, Augustus John, an early prize-winning work.|
|Augustus John, Self-portrait, 1913|
|Jamaican Landscape, 1937, Augustus John. As a landscape artist, John was mediocre at best. This is one of his better works deriving from a 1937 vacation in Jamaica.|
|T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), |
1919, Augustus John.
|Lyric Fantasy, 1913-14, Augustus John--all the women of his life, |
including his deceased first wife, Ida (in black at the far right).
|Augustus John with American|
actress, Tallulah Bankhead.
|Tallulah Bankhead, |
1929, Augustus John
The last line suggests the artist had a sense of humor too."Make a puddle of paint on your palette consisting of the predominant colour of your model's face and ranging from dark to light. Having sketched the features, being most careful of the proportions, apply a skin of paint from your preparation, only varying the mixture with enough red for the lips and cheeks and grey for the eyeballs. The latter will need touches of white and probably some blue, black, brown, or green. If you stick to your puddle (assuming that it was correctly prepared), your portrait should be finished in an hour or so, and be ready for obliteration before the paint dries, when you start afresh."
|Dorelia Reclining, 1906-10, Augustus John, his mistress, later his second wife.|