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.

Drawn from Life is a celebration of 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.

The exhibition represents a partnership between Salisbury Museum and Poole Museum, under the umbrella of the Wessex Museums Partnership, supported by Arts Council England. Poole Museum will be showing Henry Lamb: Out of the Shadows from 18 May – 29 September, 2019.

The Salisbury Museum

The King's House, 65 The Close, SALISBURY, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN

01722 332151

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Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 12pm – 5pm (27 May – 30 Sept)
Bank Holidays, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec, and 1 Jan

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