BEN NICHOLSON: Tate British Artists Series


BEN NICHOLSON: Tate British Artists Series

VIRGINIA BUTTON    Book Number: 88841    Product format: Hardback

England's 'Paradigm Modernist Painter', Ben Nicholson played a decisive role in several radical art groupings such as the Hampstead Set of the 1930s and the St Ives School in the 1940s and 50s. His legacy includes an archive comprising 7,000 letters which were acquired by the Tate Gallery and drawn on for the biographical overview of this publication. Here is an accurate, detailed chronology and authoritative insight into Nicholson's dominant themes and influences, including his three marriages, the second to sculptor Barbara Hepworth with whom he began a relationship in 1931. His reputation as England's pioneer modernist has rested on his sustained interest in Cubism and the abstract 'White Reliefs' of 1931-4. A great traveller, he was particularly responsive to landscapes, architecture and ancient monuments but most important to him was Cornwall. Nicholson (1894-1982) formed links with Picasso, Braque, Mondrian and other members of the European avant-garde. A pioneer of abstract art, he nevertheless pursued landscape and still lifeforms throughout his 60 year career. Here are studies, drawings, colour artworks plus photos. 112pp, 7½" x 10".
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