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Gwen John

 (1876 - 1939)
Gwen John was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, France.  Gwen John is known for post-impressionist painting, female figure, animals and flowers.

Biography  
Gwen John

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The following text was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher of Laguna Woods, California:

Gwen John was the elder sister to Augustus John, born in Haverfordwest in Wales in 1876.  Their mother, Augusta, was an amateur painter, but she died when Gwen was eight.  Their father was both silent and unsympathetic and Gwen escaped to the Slade School of Art the year following her brother.  For a long time she was the quiet sister of the flamboyant brother. Although he had great respect for her gifts, she longed to escape his influence also.  They competed for the attentions of at least one woman, Dorelia MacNeil, who married Augustus.

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About  Gwen John

Born:  1876 - Haverfordwest, Wales
Died:   1939 - Dieppe, France
Known for:  post-impressionist painting, female figure, animals and flowers