Art in Focus on Drawings and Etchings by Augustus John at National Museum Cardiff

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CARDIFF.- The work of one of Wales’ most renowned artists, Augustus John, is celebrated in a new exhibition Lyrical Lines: Drawings and Etchings by Augustus John (1878-1961) at National Museum Cardiff until 5 June 2011. This display, of over fifty drawings, marks fifty years since the artist’s death. The drawings are taken from the Museum’s fine holdings of work by Augustus John, with the addition of loans from an important private collection. The special display is part of Museum’s changing programme which explore aspects of the work of 20th century artists from Wales, and those that made their home here. One of the most flamboyant and talented artists of his generation, John was born in Tenby and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. The teaching there emphasised skill in drawing and John’s talent soon stood out. As well as studies for paintings, John produced life drawings and por