Self portrait - John William Godward
Portrait

John William Godward (9 August 1861 - 13 December 1922) was an English painter from the end of the Pre-Raphaelite / Neo-Classicist era.

He was a protege of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema but his style of painting fell out of favour with the arrival of painters like Picasso. He committed suicide at the age of 61 and is said to have written in his suicide note that "the world was not big enough" for him and a Picasso.

His already estranged family, who had disapproved of him becoming an artist, were ashamed of his suicide and burned his papers. No photographs of Godward are known to survive.


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Memories - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Memories
Knuckle bones - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Knuckle bones
Perilla - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Perilla
An Italian Girls' Head 2 - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
An Italian Girls' Head 2
Flabellifera [oil study] - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Flabellifera [oil study]
Sappho 2 - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Sappho 2
Chloris 2 - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Chloris 2
Matrona Superba - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Matrona Superba
The Rendezvous 2 - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Rendezvous 2

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