Ben Nicholson OM, '1943-45 (St Ives, Cornwall)'
'1943-45 (St Ives, Cornwall)' by Ben Nicholson OM.
Printed in the UK.
The son of artists, Ben Nicholson studied briefly at the Slade before travelling for several years through Europe and the United States. His earliest paintings were still lifes influenced by those of his father, William Nicholson. But in 1920's he began painting figurative and abstract works inspired by Post Impressionism and Cubism. Widely exhibited throught the 1920s and 30s he became identified with the Constructivist Movement which advocated mathematical precision, clean lines and an absence of ornament.