Augustus John: Drawn from Life

Poole Museum

26 May – 30 September 2018

Discover what made Augustus John such a towering figure of British Art in the early 20th century.

Augustus John, An Hour at Ower, 1914

An exceptional draughtsman and portraitist, Augustus John was also known for his Bohemiam lifestyle. This exhibition, the first major retrospective since 2005, focuses on John's early to mid-career, examining his reputation and looking in-depth at his achievements in drawing and etching.

Around sixty works will be 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.

John’s close association with south-west England is highlighted, from the landscape to authors connected with the region such as TE Lawrence.

This exhibition is part of RA250, supported by Art Fund.

Venue information

Opening times

Summer 10am – 5pm Daily

Winter 10am-4pm Daily

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)