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Gwen John, artist with a Welsh connection!

Gwen John

Studied at Slade Art School. Lived in Paris for a while where she was taught by Whistler!. Works include a self portrait at the Tate and 'A young nun' at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Connection: Sister of Augusutus John.
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gwen john (1876-1939) studied at the slade along with augustus, leaving in the same year (1898). she then studied in paris under whistler, adopting his remarkable control of colour. in 1904 she settled permanently in france, where she earned a living as a model for artists including rodin, who became her lover. the opposite of her brother both in personality and artistically, she favoured introspective subjects, and led a reclusive life.

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