Nash, John: Window Plants – SOLD


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Artist: John Nash, (1893-1977)

Title and date: Window Plants, 1945

Size of picture: 49.5 x 76 cm

Description: lithograph on paper from the School Prints series, ‘a’ range, signed in the print

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Artist description:

A painter of landscape and still life in oil and watercolour, a wood engraver and illustrator. Born on the 11 April 1893 in London, he first worked as a journalist for a local paper but, encouraged by his brother Paul Nash and without academic training, he turned to watercolour landscapes and comic drawings.

Better known as a watercolourist than an oil painter, he is associated chiefly with landscape, also a prolific book illustrator, with a specialist interest in botanical works. He served with the Artists’ Rifles from 1916–18; he was appointed an Official War Artist in 1918. He taught at the Ruskin School, Oxford, from 1922–7, at the R.C.A. from 1934–40 and 1945–57. He was appointed an official War Artist to the Admiralty in 1940; demobilized and went to live at Wormingford, near Colchester in 1944 where he developed his expertise as a knowledgeable gardener and painted the East Anglian countryside. In the years immediately following World War II, his work was reproduced in the Pictures for Schools series.

He exhibited with his brother at the Dorien Leigh Galleries 1913 and held his first one-man show at the Goupil Gallery 1921. He became a member of the Friday Club 1913, of the London Group in 1914, of the Cumberland Market Group in 1915, of the NEAC and the Society for Wood Engravers in 1921, of the Modern English Water-Colour Society in 1923; he became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1940 and a full member in 1951.

Examples of John Nash’s work are in museums and galleries around the world including Aberdeen Art Gallery, the British Museum, the Tate Gallery, University of Warwick Art Collection and the Ulster Museum.