Talk Augustus John Last Bohemian
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' - but was he? This lecture explores John's extraordinary life, examining his position as one of the most exciting, outrageous young British artists before the Great War, his slow decline after it, and his troubled status as 'the last Bohemian'. You will be able to visit the Augustus John: Drawn from Life exhibition beforehand. The Main Exhibition Galleries will be open from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.