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John Minton: A Centenary

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

1 Jul - 1 Oct 2017

Minton was a Bohemian figure in London during the 1940s and 50s who counted artists such as Lucian Freud and Keith Vaughan in his circle, and a following of Camberwell School of Art and Royal College of Art students known as ‘Johnny’s Circus’. The exhibition opens with Minton’s evocative wartime landscapes, including moving depictions of post-war London, which gained him the moniker ‘urban romantic’. It then spans the exotic subject matter inspired by the artist’s international travel, his figurative work including portraits of young men demonstrating his remarkable skill as a draftsman, book illustrations, posters and lithographs, and ambitious late work that sought a new context for history painting. Find out more about the John Minton exhibition from the Gallant House Gallery’s website.

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Landscape Near Kingston, Jamaica (1950), John Minton. © Royal College of Art

Landscape Near Kingston, Jamaica (1950), John Minton. © Royal College of Art

Portrait of Kevin Maybury (1956), John Minton. © Tate, London 2017 / Royal College of Art

Portrait of Kevin Maybury (1956), John Minton. © Tate, London 2017 / Royal College of Art

Neville Wallis (1952), John Minton. © Royal College of Art

Neville Wallis (1952), John Minton. © Royal College of Art

Children by the Sea (1945), John Minton. © Tate, London 2015 / Royal College of Art

Children by the Sea (1945), John Minton. © Tate, London 2015 / Royal College of Art

Melon Sellers, Corsica (1948), John Minton. © Royal College of Art

Melon Sellers, Corsica (1948), John Minton. © Royal College of Art

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