Augustus John

CANADIAN TROOPER

CANADIAN TROOPER

C 1918 Augustus John (1878 − 1961)

At the outbreak of the First World War John was rejected for military service, but in 1918 was gazetted a Major and sent to France by the Canadian War Memorial Fund to paint a huge picture to commemorate the Canadian dead. The work failed to capture John’s attention and he was sent home after two months for knocking out a fellow officer.

  • Accession Number P2593
  • Dimensions 44.5 X 29 CM
  • Media PENCIL DRAWING

Past exhibitions

DRAWING DISTINCTIONS

  • 2003
    • Poland, Lodz, Museum Sztuki
  • 2001
    • UK, Nottingham, Castle Museum And Art Gallery
    • UK, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Gallery
    • Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Museum Of Fine Arts
    • Russia, Moscow, Pushkin Museum Of Fine Arts
  • 2000
    • Russia, St Petersburg, The Hermitage
    • Canada, Yukon Art Gallery
    • Canada, Prairie Art Gallery
    • Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • 1999
    • Canada, Timmins Museum And N E C
    • Canada, Arcadia University Art Gallery
  • 1998
    • Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, National Art Gallery
    • Malaysia, Penang, Penang State Museum And Art Gallery
  • 1997
    • USA, Phoenix, Arizona State University Art Museum
    • USA, Berkeley, University Art Museum

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PRINTS AND DRAWINGS FROM THE WAKEFIELD COLLECTION

  • 1950
    • Fiji, Suva, Fiji Arts Club
  • 1949
    • New Zealand, Hamilton, Waikato Museum Of Art & History
    • New Zealand, Rotorua, Society Of Arts
  • 1948
    • New Zealand, Auckland, Aukland City Art Gallery
    • New Zealand, Wellington, National Art Gallery
    • New Zealand, Napier, Napier
    • New Zealand, Wanganni
    • Australia, Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery
    • Australia, Art Gallery Of New South Wales
  • 1947
    • Australia, Hobart, Hobart
    • Australia, Melbourne, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building
    • Australia, Adelaide, Art Gallery Of South Australia
    • Australia, Perth, Art Gallery Of Western Australia
    • UK, London, Victoria And Albert Museum

MODERN PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY BRITISH ARTISTS

  • 1943
    • UK, London, Ognisko Polskie (Polish Hearth) Belgrave Square
    • UK, London, Belgian Institute, Belgrave Square
    • UK, London, Czechoslovak Institute, Grosvenor Place
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