In 1959 John entered the Royal Academy, wherein 1962, his final year; he won the drawing prize and married fellow student, Carolyn Cann.
Throughout his career, John would often use more than one piece of paper to construct his drawings; using one sheet above another to draw on, slightly shifting one of the sheets to form his image. This method of applying extra sheets of paper or canvas is not uncommon with artists who wanted to extend their composition or correct a mistake, in John’s case though the reason was simply for effect.
Most drawings including designs and sketches by John Sergeant had until 2017 been stored in his studio at his home in Wales. On the whole, most of his loose paperwork has been kept in excellent condition and has now been conserved and protected in clear polyester pockets or sleeves. A gallery label will accompany each item listing any relevant details including provenance.