Ben NICHOLSON OM
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 St Ives
Pallant House Gallery Chichester
National Galleries of Scotland
Courtauld Instituer of Art
Falmouth Art Gallery
Manchester City Art Gallery