Worth Matravers

Paul Nash (1889 - 1946)

Pencil and watercolour on paper


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  • 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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    Worth Matravers
    Pencil and watercolour on paper
    height: 38.50 cm, width: 56.50 cm
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, February 1954
    br: Paul Nash
    Collection of Sir John Parkinson by c.1937; from whom purchased by the Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in January 1954
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