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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A Souvenir - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
A Souvenir
Noonday Rest - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Noonday Rest
The Jewel Casket - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Jewel Casket
Nerissa - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Nerissa
Young Girl Picking Grapes - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Young Girl Picking Grapes
Waiting For An Answer - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Waiting For An Answer
Sweet Sounds - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Sweet Sounds
Ionian Dancing Girl - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Ionian Dancing Girl
The Signal - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Signal
Threading Beads - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Threading Beads
An Idle Hour - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
An Idle Hour
The Fruit Vendor - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Fruit Vendor

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