The Easel

John Minton: A Centenary review – a wildly restless talent

In post-war London John Minton had both talent and recognition. However, unlike his friend Lucien Freud, history is passing him by. Why did he “lose his footing” as an artist? Being a prodigious drinker didn’t help. More importantly, perhaps the art world was turning to modernism and despite his numerous changes in style, he was unable to tune in to that new outlook.