Monday hero: Gwen John

Gwen John (1876-1939) was a Welsh artist, at the time better known as the elder sister of Augustus John, who was also a painter.

In 1904 Gwen John moved to Paris, where she met the sculptor Rodin, whose lover she was for years.

Later she became a devout catholic, and led a solitair life.

The work I know of her consists of selfportraits, portraits of other women, and sketches of cats.

It is 'quiet' work, but beautiful.


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