404 Hampstead Garden Suburb Virtual Museum : Individual : Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh [P-PROF-WAUGH]
Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh

Photograph copyright of the National Portrait Gallery NPG x194331

Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh, 1903-1966

Lived in: 145 North End Road, NW11  (see  blue plaque)

Profession: Novelist

About his life:

  • Attended Oxford University; initially worked as a teacher in the 1920s.
  • Travelled extensively in the 1930s as a special news correspondent; reported on occupied Abyssinia (Ethiopia) following Italy’s invasion in 1935.
  • Best known for his satirical novels, including Decline and Fall (1928) and Vile Bodies (1938).
  • Brideshead Revisited (1945), adapted for television in 1981.
  • Became an avid art collector and enthusiast; began writing art reviews and articles from 1949.


Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh
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