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 Pompeian Lady II - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
A Pompeian Lady II
Praxilla - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Praxilla
A Stitch in Time (Idle Thoughts) - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
A Stitch in Time (Idle Thoughts)
Sappho - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Sappho
At the Garden Shrine, Pompeii - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
At the Garden Shrine, Pompeii
The Necklace - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Necklace
Chloris, A Summer Rose - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Chloris, A Summer Rose
Classical Beauty - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Classical Beauty
Idleness II - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Idleness II
Ophelia - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Ophelia
The Engagement Ring - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
The Engagement Ring
Tympanistria - John William Godward - www.johnwilliamgodward.org
Tympanistria

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