storm over Paros

From a set of 10 etchings entitled 'Architectural Suite'.
Paper: On wove.
Printed by F.Lafranca, with his blindstamp.
Published by Ganymed Original Editions Ltd. and Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London.

Etching on a used 1965 drypoint plate

Signature: Signed and dated in pencil. Artist's proof; signed and dated in pencil 'Ben Nicholson 65'; inscribed verso in pencil 'artist's copy no 5'

Publisher: Ganymed Original Editions Ltd. and Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London

About Ben Nicholson

A pioneer of abstract art in England, Ben Nicholson’s dedication to Modernism was profound. Though he began painting traditional still lifes and landscapes in England, an early-career visit to Paris and introduction to Cubism drastically altered the course of his career. Nicholson's exposure to Pablo Picasso’s work inspired him to incorporate abstract elements into his compositions, and soon to abandon representational art altogether. His later friendships with Georges Braque and Piet Mondrian taught Nicholson to paint with geometric lines (which he soon translated into relief carving.) At the rise of WWII, Nicholson moved to Cromwell, England, where he established the St. Ives School for the abstract movement. Shortly after and along with Russian sculptor Naum Gabo, Nicholson published a Constructivist manifesto, after which he was praised for bringing the movement to London.

British, 1894-1982

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Winter Exhibition 2016, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2014
20/21 British Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd
2013
Ben Nicholson: Lyric and Line. Late Etchings, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London