French Submarine “La Creole” in Swansea Dock 1940

John Northcote Nash (1893 - 1977)

Watercolour on paper


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    John Nash, painter, wood engraver and illustrator was born in London, and was the younger brother of the British artist Paul Nash (1889–1946), with whom he shared his first exhibition at the Dorien Leigh Galleries in 1913. After serving with the Artists Rifles and working as Official War Artist between 1916 and 1918, John became the first art critic of the London Mercury magazine in 1919. He also taught art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, and the Royal College of Art, London, during the 1920s and 30s. Although often associated with landscape painting, Nash was also a prolific book illustrator who specialised in botanical drawing and knowledge of plant types. Nash became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1940 and a full member in 1951. He was awarded a CBE in 1964. His retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1967 was the first for a living painter.
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    French Submarine “La Creole” in Swansea Dock 1940
    Watercolour on paper
    height: 54.50 cm, width: 52.30 cm
    below image: [right] John Nash
    Commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee; gift from Imperial War Museum, War Artists' Advisory Committee to the Air Ministry 1946; transferred to the Admiralty (before 1973); accessioned by GAC 1973
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