John Holmes

His first one man show was at the Raille Gallery Islington in 1961 followed by years of many successful shows at some of the world’s top galleries in the USA, Europe and the UK.  Famous for painting Germaine Greer’s Book cover “Female Eunuch. Read more –>

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John Holmes 1935 – 2011 UK. Surrealist Painter

His first one man show was at the Raille Gallery Islington in 1961 followed by years of many successful shows at some of the world’s top galleries in the USA, Europe and the UK.  Famous for painting Germaine Greer’s Book cover “Female Eunuch.

At this time, he also worked as an art Director in Advertising and spent many years illustrating for top publishing houses throughout the world including Paladin where he designed and painted the famous book jacket for Germaine Greer’s book, “Female Eunuch”. Among some of his other most notable illustrations John also designed the Book Jacket for Jaws.

Among some of the worlds leading surrealist painters, Holmes took much of his inspiration from Salvador Dali as well as Rene Magritte.

  • Society of Illustrators New York Award
  • Royal Society of Arts Award ­ The Female Eunuch

See also a selection of prints by John Holmes here.

Style: figurative surreal