Biography

1912 Born at Selsey, Sussex
1921 Sent away to board at Christ's Hospital
1939 Left the Lintas advertising agency to paint full time; his brother, a fighter pilot, killed
1941 Conscripted into the Non-Combatant Corps
1946 Lived with John Minton and Graham Sutherland; started working at Camberwell School of Art
1948 Started teaching at the Central School of Art
1951 Included in the Arts Council's 'Sixty Paintings for ‘51', as part of the Festival of Britain
1953 Included in Patrick Heron’s 'Space in Colour'
1954 Started teaching at the Slade
1958 Diagnosed with depression
1959 Taught a term at Iowa University
1962 Retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery
1977 Committed suicide

Selected solo exhibitions

1944 Reid and Lefevre Gallery, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Gouaches and Drawings’
1946 - 1948 Reid and Lefevre Gallery, London, 'Keith Vaughan: Paintings and Gouaches'
1948 George Dix Gallery, New York, 'Keith Vaughan: Paintings and Gouaches'
1950 Instituto de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, ‘Keith Vaughan: Paintings’
Redfern Gallery, London, 'Keith Vaughan: Gouaches'
1952 Redfern Gallery, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Retrospective'
Hanover Gallery, ‘Keith Vaughan: Drawings for Rimbaud (Une Saison en Enfer)’
1959 Leicester Galleries, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Gouaches'
1962 Whitechapel Gallery, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Retrospective’
1965 Marlborough Fine Art, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Recent Gouaches’
1970 Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford, ‘Keith Vaughan: Paintings and Gouaches’
1976 Waddington Galleries, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: New Paintings and Gouaches’
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’
1991 St Jude's, London, 'Drawings of the Young Male'
1994 Redfern Gallery, London, ‘Keith Vaughan: Works on Paper'
2002 Olympia Spring Fine Art & Antiques Fair, London, 'Keith Vaughan: Drawings'
2007 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’
Agnew's, London 'Keith Vaughan 1912-1977'

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

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

Selected Publications

Vaughan, K., 'Journals 1939-1977', London: Murray, 1989
Yorke, M., 'Keith Vaughan: His Life and Work', London: Constable and Company, 1990
Hastings, G., 'Drawing to a close: the final journals of Keith Vaughan', Pagham Press, 2012
Hepworth, A., Massey, I., 'Keith Vaughan: The Mature Oils 1946- 1977', Bristol: Sansom and Company, 2012
Vann, P., 'Keith Vaughan', Farnham : Lund Humphries in association with Osborne Samuel, 2012
Cruise, C., Heuser, H., Meyrick, R., Pierse, S., 'Keith Vaughan: Figure and Ground', Bristol: Sansom and Company, 2013
Hastings, G., 'Visions & Recollections: Prunella Clough & Keith Vaughan', Pagham Press, 2014