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Biography – Ben Nicholson OM (1894-1982)

Benjamin Lauder Nicholson was born in 1894 in Denham in Buckinghamshire. He was the son of artists Sir William Nicholson and Mabel Pryde and part of a wider artistic family. He died in Hampstead in 1982.


He attended Gresham’s School and studied art at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1910-1911 where he met Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Nark Gertler and Edward Wadsworth.

He married three times to Winifred Roberts, Barbara Hepworth and Felicitas Vogler.

Ben Nicholson’s artist influences:

During his lifetime he had connections to and was influenced by many artists including Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Mondrian, Picasso, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis to name a few.

Ben Nicholson’s artistic styles:

His artistic styles over his career covered Cubism, Abstract Art, Modern Art, Modernism and Constructivism.

Ben Nicholson Awards:

Carnegie Prize 1952


Tate Gallery

Tate St Ives

Kettle’s Yard Art Gallery Cambridge

Pallant House Gallery Chichester

National Galleries of Scotland

Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford

Courtauld Instituer of Art

Falmouth Art Gallery

Manchester City Art Gallery

Related Artists : Terry Frost RA, Sir Peter Blake RA & John Piper RA.


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Ben Nicholson OM (1894 - 1982) Storm over Paros Signed Etching 1967 for sale

Title: Storm over Paros Signed Etching 1967
Medium: Original etching