The exhibition presents to viewers more than 40 works by one of the most iconic and controversial artists in Great Britain, incl. 18 paintings from the collection of the National Museum of Wales.
August John (1878-1961) was a leading British portrait painter at the turn of the 20th century. John's portraits were often uncompromising and deep, reflecting the true character and personality of each model. The exhibition features his famous portraits of the famous poets William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) and Dylan Thomas (1914-1953). Key moments in John's life are also presented, illustrating his artistic achievements and undoubted contributions to British art.