Augustus John

Standard Name: John, Augustus


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Cultural formation Berta Ruck
Although born in India, a child of the British Raj, she lived in Britain from the age of two. Having an English mother and a Welsh father, she identified mostly with the Welsh side, though...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Richardson
Odle illustrated editions of Voltaire 's Candide, Swift 's Gulliver's Travels, Wilde 's The Sphinx, and Twain 's 1601, among others; his images also appeared in such periodicals as The Gypsy...
Family and Intimate relationships Dylan Thomas
They had in fact spent the money they had saved for a licence, and borrowed from an old flame of Dylan's. Caitlin, beautiful, strong-willed, and undisciplined, was the youngest of four children from a family...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Ottoline Morrell
LOM met the painter Augustus John , who asked her to sit for him; they had an intense affair of short duration.
Darroch, Sandra Jobson. Ottoline: The Life of Lady Ottoline Morrell. Coward, McCann and Geoghegan.
Family and Intimate relationships Jean Rhys
The Crabtree was started by Augustus John and others for artists, poets, and musicians. It became a popular gathering place for its intended clientele, as well as for journalists, West End actresses and dancers, art...
Friends, Associates Valentine Ackland
After she left her husband, VA spent a good deal of time at Chaldon in Dorset. There, she was able to write and join a supportive community of artistic friends, including Theodore Powys and...
Friends, Associates Berta Ruck
BR also counted among her friends the flyer Amy Johnson , the artist Augustus John ,
Ruck, Berta. An Asset to Wales. Hutchinson.
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broadcaster Aled Vaughan , her sister-in-law Agnes Onions (a trained nurse who emigrated to Australia), and Irish...
Friends, Associates Flora Annie Steel
FAS also had a hand in the upbringing of Henry John , youngest child of painter Augustus John and his first wife, née Ida Nettleship .
Powell, Violet. Flora Annie Steel: Novelist of India. Heinemann.
Friends, Associates Gertrude Stein
It was John Lane and Roger Fry who introduced them to the Bloomsbury circle. The trip did not result in a publishing contract, as GS had hoped, but it did advance her reputation. The next...
Friends, Associates Dorothy Brett
Brett moved in various distinct social circles. Augustus John was an admired acquaintance. Virginia Woolf , a friend, nevertheless commented in 1921 on Brett being one of the entourage of Lady Ottoline Morrell , and...
Friends, Associates Dora Carrington
Guests here included some of the women who were to be closest to Carrington until her death: Dorelia John (wife of Augustus John , and now a neighbour), writer Rosamond Lehmann , and Julia Strachey
Friends, Associates Iris Tree
IT became acquainted with members of Bloomsbury around the time she attended the Slade School of Art . Vanessa Bell , Duncan Grant , and Roger Fry all painted portraits of her, and she wore...
Friends, Associates Nina Hamnett
NH met and became a friend of Augustus John , the bohemian artist par excellence, at the Café Royal, the popular artist haunt in Regent Street.
Hooker, Denise. Nina Hamnett: queen of bohemia. Constable and Company Limited.
Friends, Associates Anna Wickham
AW frequented popular Bohemian hangouts such as the Café Royal and, later, the Fitzroy Tavern.
Wickham, Anna. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by David Garnett, Chatto and Windus, pp. 7-11.
Hepburn, James et al. “Anna Wickham: A Memoir”. The Writings of Anna Wickham, Free Woman and Poet, edited by Reginald Donald Smith, Virago Press, pp. 1-48.
According to her friend David Garnett , she preferred the hard-up to the well-off, the doomed and...
Friends, Associates Rosamond Lehmann
RL was also a great success with the art-historian Bernard Berenson . Among a younger generation of artists and writers whom she often welcomed as guests were Siegfried Sassoon , W. H. Auden , Christopher Isherwood


1903: The Chelsea Art School opened at 4 and 5...

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The Chelsea Art School opened at 4 and 5 Rossetti Studios, Flood Street, London. Co-founded by William Orpen and Augustus John , the school was open to women as well as men.

1907: Alfred Richard Orage and Holbrook Jackson...

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Alfred Richard Orage and Holbrook Jackson acquired the weekly reviewNew Age (founded in 1894).
Kindley, Evan. “Ismism”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 33-5.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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1911: The Camden Town Group, a group of experimental...

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The Camden Town Group , a group of experimental Post-Impressionist British painters influenced by the work of Walter Sickert , was formed; it excluded women from its membership of sixteen.

By December 1913: Mary Frances Harriet Dowdall published a...

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By December 1913

Mary Frances Harriet Dowdall published a light treatment of domestic life entitled The Book of Martha, with a frontispiece by Augustus John .

From early summer 1915: Garsington Manor, near Oxford, the home of...

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From early summer 1915

Garsington Manor, near Oxford, the home of Lady Ottoline and Philip Morrell , became a centre for many pacifists, conscientious objectors, and non-pacifist critics of the war.

1926: Welsh-born painter Gwen John gave a one-woman...

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Welsh-born painter Gwen John gave a one-woman exhibition in London.


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