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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Summer Flowers - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Summer Flowers
Idleness - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Idleness
Girl In Yellow Drapery - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Girl In Yellow Drapery
Atalanta - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Atalanta
The Old Old Story - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Old Old Story
On the Balcony I - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
On the Balcony I
Belleza Pompeiana - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Belleza Pompeiana
The Tambourine Girl - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Tambourine Girl
A Congenial Task - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
A Congenial Task
Head of a Girl - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Head of a Girl
The Toilette - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Toilette
The Playground - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Playground

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