Gwen John

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Gwendolen Mary John (22 June 187618 September 1939) was a Welsh artist noted especially for her portraits of anonymous female sitters.


  • I am going to do some drawings or the mirror of my wardrobe..with myself as a figure doing something.
    • Letter to Rodin (circa 1905)
  • I cannot imagine why my vision will have some value in the world..and yet I know it will..I think I will count because I am patient and recueilli (contemplative) in some degree.
    • Letter to Ursula Tyrwhitt (4 Feb 1930)

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