Keith Vaughan: 1912-1977

Philip Vann & Gerard Hastings


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Available: For the first time, this book provides a definitive, illustrated account of his life and work, exploring his wide-ranging achievement as a modern British artist. Drawing on Vaughan’s considerable writings, Philip Vann explores the many aspects of the artist’s personal, professional and philosophical-inner life. His text interweaves art-critical and biographical exploration to reveal a figure for whom art was inseparable from the nature of its creator. He reviews Vaughan’s large body of paintings, drawings and illustrations: his early Neo-Romantic paintings of male bathers and boys in semi-abstracted landscapes, his post-war illustrations of young men immersed in elegiac contemplation of the landscape, and his later gouaches and landscapes. A fascinating essay by Gerard Hastings provides a close-up examination of Vaughan’s gouache technique. Published in the year of Vaughan’s centenary, this book will be essential reading for all Modern British Art specialists, collectors and enthusiasts.

 Fully illustrated throughout with black and white and colour reproductions, including documentary photographs



  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 184
  • Size: 28.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries in Association with Osborne Samuel Ltd


  • Preface: Sir Nicholas Goodison
  • Essays: Philip Vann, The Intimate Figurative Impulse
  • Gerard Hastings, Painting with Gouache
  • Listing: Solo Exhibitions
  • Listing: Group Exhibitions
  • Listing: Works in Public Collections
  • Listing: Bibliography