Pink Hyacinth

Paul Nash (1889 - 1946)

Oil on canvas

1921

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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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    Title
    Pink Hyacinth
    Date
    1921
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 49.50 cm, width: 75.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Mayor Gallery, June 1963
    Inscription
    br: 1921 / Paul Nash
    Provenance
    Collection of the artist; by whom presented to De Lisle Trask in 1924; with Ernest Cooper; sold through Sotheby's, London, on 21 November 1962 (Lot 203); from which sale purchased by the Mayor Gallery; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in June 1963
    GAC number
    6142