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Image of a Man: The Journal of Keith Vaughan

Alex Belsey


The post-war British artist Keith Vaughan (1912-77) painted male figures, whether alone or in groups, as a life-long enquiry into identity, sensuality, and the sanctity of the body. Yet Vaughan was not only a supremely accomplished painter; he was an impassioned, eloquent writer. Commenced in the summer of 1939 as war across Europe seemed inevitable, Vaughan’s journal was a space in which he could articulate ideas about politics, art, love and sex during a period of great political and personal upheaval. Image of a Man is the first book to provide a comprehensive critical reading of Vaughan’s ... More

Keywords: Keith Vaughan, Journal-writing, Life-writing, Journal, Diary, Self-construction, Identity, British art, Art practice, Sex

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620290
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620290.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Belsey, author