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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