William Gaunt

William Gaunt



William Gaunt (1900–80) was an artist and art historian. After serving briefly with the Durham Light Infantry in the First World War, Gaunt went on to Worcester College, Oxford, and graduated with honours. He completed an MA at the Ruskin School of Drawing and found work as a painter, art historian, art critic, novelist and travel book writer. During the Second World War he was commissioned by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee to paint London bomb sites, notably painting a watercolour of the ruins of St Anne’s Church, Soho. Gaunt was drawn to the Pre-Raphaelites, whom he considered to be underappreciated, and wrote his most enduring book on the subject, The Pre-Raphaelite Tragedy (1942), followed by further studies of Victorian art, The A ...more

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The Pre-Raphaelite Tragedy

3.72 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1942 — 4 editions
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Turner: Colour Library

3.91 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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The Impressionists

3.92 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1970 — 5 editions
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English Painting: A Concise...

3.53 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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The Pre Raphaelite Dream

3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1943 — 2 editions
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The Aesthetic Adventure

4.14 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1945 — 5 editions
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Renoir: Colour Library

4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1971 — 7 editions
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Painters Of Fantasy: From H...

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1974 — 4 editions
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The Pre Raphaelite Tragedy

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2015
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The Surrealists

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1972 — 2 editions
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