JOHN Augustus Edwin (John Augustus Edwin)( English painter and engraver.)
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Biography JOHN Augustus Edwin (John Augustus Edwin)
Born in jungbo (Wales), January 4, 1878 in a family lawyer, who from childhood have the ability to draw and in 1894 entered the Slade School of Fine Arts in London. Since 1903 was one of the leading members of the New English Art Club. In 1904, John began teaching at the school of arts at the University of Liverpool. Several times he went to Dartmoor, where his family lived in a gypsy encampment and wrote scenes from the life of the Roma. In 1921 he was elected a corresponding member, and in 1928 Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1948-1953 served as president of the Royal Society of painters, portrait painters. It is believed that John served as the prototype hero Aldous Huxley Counterpoint John Bidleyka. John died in Fordingbridzhe (Hampshire) 31 October 1961.
Paintings by John eclectic, it markedly influence by Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas and French post-impressionist. He wrote quickly, and finished paintings create the impression of spontaneity and immediacy. Especially well John checkered portraits. He was attracted, and romance stories. In the sketches on the life of a Gypsy camp, with their elongated figures, arranged parallel to the picture plane at certain spatial intervals, he achieves astonishing effects of rhythmic.
Among the most famous artist's paintings - Portrait of an elderly woman (1899), Tabor in Dartmoor (1906), Dorel (1911), Portrait of George Bernard Shaw (1914) and Portrait of Thomas Hardy (1923). John is also the author of books Kyaroskuro: Fragments of an autobiography (London, 1952).