San Giorgio Bathers,  1970; Oil on canvas; 101.6 cm x 91.4 cm +

San Giorgio Bathers, 1970
Oil on canvas
101.6 cm x 91.4 cm

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Male Nude Standing,  c. 1948; Pen & ink wash on paper; 28.0 cm x 22.5 cm +

Male Nude Standing, c. 1948
Pen & ink wash on paper
28.0 cm x 22.5 cm

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Wrestlers II,  1965; Gouache on paper; 42.5 cm x 40.0 cm +

Wrestlers II, 1965
Gouache on paper
42.5 cm x 40.0 cm

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Grey Shore with Boat,  1950; Oil on hessianlaid on board; 25.0 cm x 35.6 cm +

Grey Shore with Boat, 1950
Oil on hessian
laid on board
25.0 cm x 35.6 cm

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Bather Putting on a Shirt,  1946; Gouache on paper; 20.5 cm x 25.0 cm +

Bather Putting on a Shirt, 1946
Gouache on paper
20.5 cm x 25.0 cm

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Landscape with Acrobats II,  1965; Gouache on paper; 47.5 cm x 44.0 cm +

Landscape with Acrobats II, 1965
Gouache on paper
47.5 cm x 44.0 cm

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Keith Vaughan

1912
Born at Selsey, Sussex.
1921-30
Boarded at Christ's Hospital, Horsham, Sussex - inspirational art master H A Rigby.
1931-38
Worked at Lintas advertising agency, in London.
1939
Left the Lintas advertising agency to paint full time at Shere in Surrey; his brother Dick, an RAF fighter pilot, was killed.
1941
Served in the pioneer Corps, in Wiltshire and for much of the war in Malton, Yorkshire.
1946-48
Taught at Camberwell School of Art.
1948-52
Shared a house with John Minton and started teaching at the Central School of Art. Commissioned to paint the central mural in the Dome of Discovery at the 1951 Festival of Britain. Included in the Arts Council's 'Sixty Paintings for ‘51', as part of the Festival of Britain.
1952
Moved to the Hampstead flat where he lived until his death.
1953
Included in Patrick Heron’s 'Space in Colour'.
1954
Started teaching at the Slade.
1959
Taught a term at Iowa University, USA and visited Chicago and Mexico.
1962
Retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery.
1964
Honorary Fellowship, Royal College of Art.
1965
Holidayed in N. Africa with major effect on subsequent work.
Awarded the CBE.
1965-77
Lived and worked in London, spending weekends at his cottage in Essex.
1966
Journals and Drawings 1939 - 1965 published.
1975
Received cancer diagnosis and committed suicide in 1977.

Selected solo exhibitions

1944
Reid and Lefevre Gallery, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Gouaches and Drawings’.
1948
George Dix Gallery, New York, USA ‘Paintings and Gouaches’.
1950
Instituto de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, ‘Keith Vaughan: Paintings’.
1952
Redfern Gallery, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Retrospective'.
Hanover Gallery, ‘Keith Vaughan: Drawings for Rimbaud (Une Saison en Enfer)’.
1955
Durlacher Bros., New York, USA ‘Paintings and Gouaches’.
1958
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol - Retrospective, paintings.
1959
State University of Iowa, USA ‘Paintings and Gouaches’.
Leicester Galleries, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Gouaches’.
1962
Whitechapel Gallery, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Retrospective’.
1963
Bienale de Sao Paulo, Brazil ‘Drawings’.
1965
Marlborough New London Gallery, ‘Keith Vaughan: Recent Gouaches’.
1970
Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford, ‘Keith Vaughan: Paintings and Gouaches’.
1976
Waddington Galleries, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: New Paintings and Gouaches’.
Compass Gallery, Glasgow ‘paintings and Gouaches’.
1981
Geffrye Museum, London - ‘Images of Man: Figurative paintings 1946 - 1960’.
1983
Redfern Gallery, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: 1912-1977’.
1987
Austin Desmond Fine Art, Sunninghill, ‘Keith Vaughan: Paintings, Gouaches, Watercolours and Drawings’.
1990
Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath, ‘Keith Vaughan: Paintings, Gouaches and Drawings’.
1994
Redfern Gallery, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Works on Paper'.
2007
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath ‘Figure and Landscape 1945 - 1977’.
Osborne Samuel, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Paintings and Drawings’.
2010
Gallery 27, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Four Decades of Drawing’.
2012
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, ‘Keith Vaughan: Romanticism to Abstraction’.

Selected group exhibitions

1946
Arts Council, 'Four Young British Painters: Keith Vaughan, Michael Ayrton, John Minton, William Scott'.
1952
Hanover Gallery, London, ‘Three Painters: Keith Vaughan, Rose Pulham, E.Q.Nicholson’.
1959
British Council Touring the State Galleries of Australia, ‘Seven British Painters: Keith Vaughan, Alan Davie, Merlyn Evans, William Gear, Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Bryan Wynter’.
1964
British Council and National Gallery of Canada, ‘Contemporary British Painting’.
1987
Barbican Art Gallery, London, ‘A Paradise Lost: The Neo-Romantic Imagination in Britain 1935 - 1950’.
1998
RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin and London, ‘The Fifties: Art from the British Council Collection'.
2010
Anthony Hepworth Fine Arts, London, ‘Keith Vaughan and Prunella Clough: A Selection of Works from the Hargreaves and Ball Charitable Trust'.

Selected collections

British Council Art Collection
Birmingham Museum of Art
Imperial War Museum
Leeds Museum and Galleries
National Portrait Gallery, London
Pallant House Gallery, London
Tate Britain, London
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo , New York
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Auckland Art Gallery
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

Brownsword Hepworth opening exhibition

Modern British and contemporary art

7 March - 31 May 2017
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Evening Standard

20 December 2012

Picture perfect: Brian Sewell's art books of the year
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Keith Vaughan: The Mature Oils 1946-1977 - A commentary and a catalogue raisonné

Anthony Hepworth & Ian Massey, published 2013

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Keith Vaughan: The Mature Oils 1946-1977 - A commentary and a catalogue raisonné
Anthony Hepworth & Ian Massey, published 2013

270mm x 250mm Hardback, 208pp with 400 illustrations Published by Sansom & Company, September 2012

"The Mature Oils has been prepared by the art dealer Anthony Hepworth and features an engaging critical essay by the art historian Ian Massey, placing Vaughan's iconography in its biographical context. It provides a meticulous catalogue of more than 600 oil paintings, including provenance and exhibition histories, with short informative texts on many of the entries, as well as a fascinating archive interview by Ken Baynes originally published in 1961 in ARK, the journal of the Royal College of Art. The book is set to become an essential reference tool, even if it cannot hope to be definitive, since some paintings in Vaughan's record books have been untraceable, and the artist occasionally painted new works over old. Where possible, every work is illustrated with a small colour or black-and-white image, punctuated with larger reproductions of the most significant paintings."
Simon Martin, Apollo Magazine

"Hepworth and Massey have scrupulously compiled a useful catalogue raisonné of the mature oils, charting at a glance Vaughan's erratic and revisionary progress from unconvinced Neo-Romanticism to several forms of pure abstraction, and between."
Brian Sewell, London Evening Standard
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"Easily the best book of the trio under discussion is Anthony Hepworth's and Ian Massey's... not because it is a catalogue raisonné or because of its fine illustrations, but because it contains a superb essay by Massey, which is the best introduction to Vaughan's work available. This is an excellent text: crisply written, perceptive, at once wide-ranging and particular."
Andrew Lambirth, The Art Newspaper
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