Drawn from Life is a celebration of Augustus John’s contribution to British art of the 20th century and the opportunity to marvel at his extraordinary use of line, colour and form to create art of timeless beauty. With works drawn from a wide range of museums and galleries, including the National Portrait Gallery and Tate, as well as from private collections around the UK, this exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective of a great British artist.

This exhibition of the art of Augustus John looks in detail at his work, particularly in the decades between the two world wars. At his peak, John’s reputation as one of the towering figures in British art was based upon his extraordinary talent, both as a draughtsman and portraitist, as well as his bohemian lifestyle.

The Art Historian and Curator, David Boyd Hancock, author of several books including Paul Nash, Mortal Coil and A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War will give a talk before leading the group around the exhibition.


This event has been organised by the Wiltshire Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Salisbury Museum

The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Salisbury, SP1 2EN

Entry details

£22 (includes drinks and nibbles)

To book, please contact Susie Blundell on wiltshire@artfund.org.uk

Click here to book online



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