John Lennon and Paul McCartney sponsors painting exhibition by Jonathan Hague

December 1967

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The Beatles have always shown themselves very ready to help any of their Liverpool friends. Recently John and Paul sponsored an exhibition for 22 year old Jonathan Hague, at the Royal Institute Gallery in London.

John Lennon and Jonathan Hague were both students at the Liverpool College of Art and John is very anxious to help Jonathan’s work to become known by a much wider public.

The subjects for his paintings are certainly varied. Up to now they include Sir Winston Churchill, Vincent Van Gogh, Mick Jagger and of course The Beatles.

From the Beatles Monthly Book, N°54, January 1968
From John LENNON talking with the painter Jonathan HAGUE in the Royal… Photo d’actualitĂ© – Getty Images – UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 05: John LENNON talking with the painter Jonathan HAGUE in the Royal Institute Gallery, London. Paul McCARTNEY and John LENNON were at that time sponsoring this 29-year-old artist’s exhibition who was a studiant in Liverpool Art School with John LENNON. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

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