The Resource Augustus John, Michael Holroyd

Augustus John, Michael Holroyd

Label
Augustus John
Title
Augustus John
Statement of responsibility
Michael Holroyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is a biography of Welsh painter Augustus John (1878-1961). In the early part of the 1900s, he was an important practitioner of Post-Impressionism in the United Kingdom. By the age of 20 he had won a reputation for his brilliant drawing technique. Here he soon emerged as a bohemian figure as well as a highly gifted artist. The need to support Ida Nettleship (1877-1907), whom he married in 1901, led him to accept a post teaching art at the University of Liverpool. John Sampson, then University Librarian and an acknowledged expert on gypsies, became a friend and a major influence on him, introducing him to the Romany language and way of life. This led him to spend periods traveling with his growing family in gypsy caravans through Wales and England and inspired much of his work before World War I, including a series of etchings depicting gypsy life. He is best known for his portraits of leading European personalities, including those of James Joyce and George Bernard Shaw
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holroyd, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND497.J6
LC item number
H64 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • John, Augustus
  • John, Augustus Edwin
  • John, Augustus
  • John, Augustus Edwin
  • John, Augustus Edwin
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • Schilderijen
  • Great Britain
Label
Augustus John, Michael Holroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 631-691) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: The years of innocence. 1. Little England beyond Wales. 'Mama's dead!' -- The responsible parties -- Life with Father -- A crisis of identity -- 2. 'Slade School ingenious'. New students -- old masters -- Water-legend -- A singular group -- Flammondism -- From among the living. . . -- . .into 'moral living' -- 3. Love for art's sake. Evil at work -- Liverpool sheds and Romany flotsam -- What comes naturally -- Team spirit -- Candid white and matching green -- 4. Men must play and women weep. Keeping up the game -- At the crossroads -- From a view to a birth -- Channel crossing -- A seaside change -- 'Here's to love!' -- 5. Buffeted by fate. The battle of the babies -- Images of Yeats -- All boys brave and beautiful -- Or something -- Ethics and rainbows -- In laws and outlaws -- In the roving line -- Fatal initiations -- Italian style, French found -- 6. Revolution 1910. What they said at the time -- What he said -- What he said about them -- What happened -- What next? -- pt. 2 : the years of experience. 7. Before the deluge. A summer of poetry -- The second Mrs. Strindberg -- Cavaliers and eggheads -- Chronic potential -- 8. How he got on. Marking time -- The Virgin's prayer -- Corrupt coteries -- Augustus does his bit -- 9. Artist of the portraits. Everybody's doing it -- Surviving friends, women and children : an A to Z -- Faces and tales -- Methods and places -- Undiscovered countries -- 10. The way they lived then. Fryern Court -- A long love affair with drink -- In spite of everything or because of it -- His fifties, their thirties -- Children of the great -- Barren our lives -- 11. Things past. Black out -- Fragments -- The morning after -- A way out -- Appendix 1: Desecration of Saint Paul's -- Appendix 2: John's pictures at the New English Art Club -- Appendix 3: The Chelsea Art School prospectus -- Appendix 4: 'To Iris Tree' : a parody of Arthur Symons -- Appendix 5: The John Beauty chorus -- Appendix 6: John's pictures at the Royal Academy -- Appendix 7: Augustus John : chronology and intinerary -- Appendix 8: Locations of John manuscripts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 715 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374102555
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96017251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34598089
  • (OCoLC)ocm34598089
Label
Augustus John, Michael Holroyd
Publication
Note
Subtitle from spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 631-691) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: The years of innocence. 1. Little England beyond Wales. 'Mama's dead!' -- The responsible parties -- Life with Father -- A crisis of identity -- 2. 'Slade School ingenious'. New students -- old masters -- Water-legend -- A singular group -- Flammondism -- From among the living. . . -- . .into 'moral living' -- 3. Love for art's sake. Evil at work -- Liverpool sheds and Romany flotsam -- What comes naturally -- Team spirit -- Candid white and matching green -- 4. Men must play and women weep. Keeping up the game -- At the crossroads -- From a view to a birth -- Channel crossing -- A seaside change -- 'Here's to love!' -- 5. Buffeted by fate. The battle of the babies -- Images of Yeats -- All boys brave and beautiful -- Or something -- Ethics and rainbows -- In laws and outlaws -- In the roving line -- Fatal initiations -- Italian style, French found -- 6. Revolution 1910. What they said at the time -- What he said -- What he said about them -- What happened -- What next? -- pt. 2 : the years of experience. 7. Before the deluge. A summer of poetry -- The second Mrs. Strindberg -- Cavaliers and eggheads -- Chronic potential -- 8. How he got on. Marking time -- The Virgin's prayer -- Corrupt coteries -- Augustus does his bit -- 9. Artist of the portraits. Everybody's doing it -- Surviving friends, women and children : an A to Z -- Faces and tales -- Methods and places -- Undiscovered countries -- 10. The way they lived then. Fryern Court -- A long love affair with drink -- In spite of everything or because of it -- His fifties, their thirties -- Children of the great -- Barren our lives -- 11. Things past. Black out -- Fragments -- The morning after -- A way out -- Appendix 1: Desecration of Saint Paul's -- Appendix 2: John's pictures at the New English Art Club -- Appendix 3: The Chelsea Art School prospectus -- Appendix 4: 'To Iris Tree' : a parody of Arthur Symons -- Appendix 5: The John Beauty chorus -- Appendix 6: John's pictures at the Royal Academy -- Appendix 7: Augustus John : chronology and intinerary -- Appendix 8: Locations of John manuscripts
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 715 p., [20] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374102555
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96017251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34598089
  • (OCoLC)ocm34598089

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