WILLIAM NICHOLSON (English / 1872-1949)

The painter and wood engraver William Nicholson was born in Newark, Nottinghamshire, in 1872. He studied at Hubert von Herkomer's art school, and then at the Académie Julian in Paris. Nicholson teamed up with his brother-in-law James Pryde to create posters under the name the Beggarstaff Brothers. William Nicholson was knighted in 1936, and there was a major retrospective of his work at the National Gallery in 1942. Today he is perhaps remembered more for his boldly graphic woodcuts than for his painting. He was the father of the painter Ben Nicholson, the fabric designer Nancy Nicholson (first wife of the poet Robert Graves), and the architect Kit Nicholson.

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Selected prints by WILLIAM NICHOLSON

The Cabriolet, 1898
Wood engraving

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