‘Augustus John: Drawn from Life’ exhibition unveiled at Poole Museum

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A major new exhibition of works by one of the most important British artists of the 20th Century, Augustus John, has been unveiled by Poole Museum, Dorset, featuring around 60 works from museums and galleries including the National Portrait Gallery and Tate, as well as from private collections around the UK.

The stunning selection of pieces highlights the Welsh-born painter, draughtsman, and etcher’s close association with south-west England, its landscape and those closely connected with the region, such as T.E.Lawrence and Thomas Hardy.

An Hour at Ower, Hampshire, 1914

The exhibition is co-curated by the writer and art historian, David Boyd Haycock and is organised in partnership with The Salisbury Museum. The Salisbury Museum will host a similar Augustus John exhibition in 2019 and is curating an exhibition about Henry Lamb, one of Augustus John’s proteges and friends, which will in turn come to Poole in 2019.

Augustus John: Drawn from Life will run until September 30, 2018, and entry is free, although donations are welcome.

The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England, the Art Fund through the RA250 programme, The Golsoncott Foundation and Farrow & Ball.

For more information on the Poole Museum, and current exhibitions, please Click Here.

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