Keith Vaughan: Life Drawing Class, mid 1950s


Pencil on Paper
Studio stamp on reverse
28 x 20.5 cm
Framed in oak

Artist’s estate, Prunella Clough, private collection

Vaughan taught life drawing for periods at both the Central School of Art and the Slade. According to his students, he started each session by asking them to commence drawing the model, arranged in a designated pose, and would then sit quietly to draw himself. He made line drawings, such as this, of the class at work. After a little while he would move among the students to assess their individual progress and, where necessary, suggest solutions to their problems.