Gwendolen Mary John (22 June 1876 – 18 September 1939) was a Welsh artist who worked in France for most of her career. Her paintings, mainly portraits of anonymous female sitters, are rendered in a range of closely related tones. Although she was overshadowed during her lifetime by her brotherAugustus John and her lover Auguste Rodin, her reputation has grown steadily since her death.
Gwen John, Self-portrait, 1900, National Portrait Gallery, London, England, UK.
Gwen John, Girl with bare shoulders, 1909, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA. Parisian art society
Gwen John, La Chambre Sur La Cour, 1907-08, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Tenby girl turned Parisian muse
Auguste Rodin, Monument to James McNeill Whistler, Study for the naked muse, model Gwen John, 1908, Musee Rodin, Paris, France. Love and Friendship
Gwen John, Interior with figures, 1898-99, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Gwen John, Girl Reading At A Window, 1911, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA.
Gwen John, The Nun, late 1910s, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK. Tate.
Gwen John, A Corner Of The Artists Room in Paris, 1907-09, National Museum, Cardiff, Wales, UK. God’s little artist
Gwen John, Cat, 1904-08, Tate, London, England, UK. Women and Freedom
Gwen John, The Brown Teapot, 1915-16, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Painting Technique
Gwen John, Young Woman Holding a Black Cat, 1920-25, Tate, London, England, UK.
Gwen John, Young Woman in a Red Shawl, 1917-23, York Museums Trust, York, England, UK. Art UK.
Gwen John, A Birdcage (House in a Landscape), c.1920s, National Museum, Cardiff, Wales, UK. Wealthy Patron
Gwen John, The Convalescent, 1923-24, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, UK. Neglected genius