Preview – Mark Gatiss on John Minton: the Lost Man of British Art

Mark Gatiss on John Minton
Picture Shows: Mark Gatiss at Corbara Monastery, Corsica. Image Credit: BBC Studios/Matt Thomas.

The League of Gentlemen star looks at the life of John Minton, an artist well known in his life-time, but now largely forgotten.

Minton found fame as an illustrator, but he wanted to be known as an artist. This, along with being gay at a time it was a criminal offense also made things worse for him. Eventually taking his own life aged 39. Gatiss follows Minton’s life, travelling to Corsica, the subject of one the books he illustrated.

Mark Gatiss on John Minton: the Lost Man of British Art is on BBC Four at 21.00.

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