Ben Nicholson Prints for Sale
Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) was a British painter and print maker of abstract compositions (sometimes in low relief), landscape and still-life. Born in Buckinghamshire, he trained as an artist at the Slade School of Fine Art where he was a contemporary of Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler, and Edward Wadsworth. In London, Ben Nicholson met the artists Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. On visits to Paris he met Mondrian, whose work was to influence him in an abstract direction, and Picasso, whose cubism would also find its way into his work. His gift, however, was the ability to incorporate these European trends into a new style that was recognizably his own. He first visited St Ives, Cornwall in 1928, where he met the fisherman and painter, Alfred Wallis. Ben Nicholson's paintings, reliefs and prints can be seen in museums and art galleries throughout the world.