famous people biographies: augustus john
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This 1997 revised and updated biography of the celebrated artist using the mass of new material which has come to light since Holroyd's two-volume first edition in the mid 1970s reveals the complete story of John and his circle from one of our great biographers. John studied at the Slade with his sister Gwen before both of them went to Paris. He lived and worked at feverish speed and his drawings were astonishing for their fluid lyrical line their vigor and spontaneity. His life became a