(Selsey 1912 - London 1977)
Signed with the artist’s initials KV. at the lower right.
Dated 1942 at the lower left.
126 x 173 mm. (5 x 6 3/4 in.) [sheet]
In 1946 Vaughan held his first exhibition of paintings at the Reid & Lefevre Gallery, and the same year moved into a house and studio with Minton, working closely alongside him for the next six years. The artist’s postwar style was very different from that of the 1930s, with Vaughan focussing almost entirely on oils and more fully finished compositions, and turning away from the English romanticism of his earlier work. Focussing on the nude male form, Vaughan’s work became more and more abstract. In his later years he taught at the Camberwell College of Arts, the Central School of Art and the Slade School. Suffering from cancer, he committed suicide in London in 1977.
J. Brooks Buxton, London
Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath.