Pill Creek

Winifred Nicholson (1893 - 1981)

Oil on card

1928

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Uruguay
    City: Montevideo
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Winifred Nicholson was born in Oxford and studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. After travelling in Asia, she married the artist Ben Nicholson in 1920. They lived between Switzerland and London. From 1928 to 1935 both were members of the Seven and Five Society, along with Christopher Wood, Ivon Hitchens, John Piper, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. After separating in 1931, Winifred moved to Paris with their children where artists including Jean Hélion and Piet Mondrian encouraged her to develop her own style. From 1939 she lived in Cumbria but regularly travelled abroad. Her career was overshadowed by the achievements of her ex-husband, yet a major memorial show at the Tate in 1987 helped to redress this.
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  • Details
    Title
    Pill Creek
    Date
    1928
    Medium
    Oil on card
    Dimensions
    height: 52.00 cm, width: 77.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Crane Kalman Gallery, November 1974
    Inscription
    verso: signed several times & inscribed Pill Creek / 1928; Christie's stencil on verso of frame/backing board
    GAC number
    11680