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Extraordinary Art & life of Augustus John POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 2021 Dr David Haycock Tuesday 07 April 2020

When Augustus John died in 1961 he was described in the New York Times as “the grand old man of British painting and one of the greatest in British history”. He studied at the Slade School in the 1890s and by the early 1900s he was widely acknowledged as one of the most talented and promising young British artists - a Welsh rival, perhaps, to Gauguin or Picasso.  This lecture explores his extraordinary life and his slow decline after the Great War and his troubled status as “the last Bohemian”