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Mine Crater. Hill 60. December 1917

Paul Nash (1889 - 1946)


December 1917

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  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road
  • About the artist
    Born in Kensington, London, Paul Nash studied at the Slade School of Art (1910–11). He served with the Artists’ Rifles during the First World War and in 1917 he was appointed an Official War Artist, acclaimed for his paintings of shattered landscapes in France and Flanders. In the 1920s Nash moved to Rye, Sussex, painting bleak and ominous landscapes of the area. He began travelling abroad, visiting France regularly. In 1931 he visited New York, Washington and Pittsburgh. He founded the Unit One group in 1933 and participated in the ‘International Surrealist Exhibition’ (London, 1936). In the Second World War Nash became an Official War artist to the Air Ministry and Ministry of Information. He died in Hampshire in 1946.
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    Mine Crater. Hill 60. December 1917
    December 1917
    height: 38.50 cm, width: 47.00 cm
    Purchased from Editions Minotaure SA, January 1995
    below image: Mine Crater. Hill 60. / Paul Nash Dec. 1917
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