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John Nash

Paul Nash Prints

John Nash (1893-1977). John Nash, born in London, was the younger son of lawyer William Harry Nash and the younger brother of fellow artist Paul Nash. After school at Wellington College, he worked briefly as a journalist. Whilst his older brother was studying at The Slade he discouraged young John from taking formal art training but encouraged him to develop his skills in drawing and painting. When John was young the Nash family moved from urban London into Buckinghamshire with its rolling hills, fields with hedgerows which stimulated his interests and increased his awareness of many of the subjects which were to dominate his later work.

John had a successful first exhibition with Paul at the Dorien Leigh Gallery in 1913 and others followed. Despite poor health he enlisted in 1916 and became an official war artist from 1918. His most famous work from that period 'Over the Top' now hangs in the Imperial War Museum.
Between the wars he taught at the Ruskin School of Art and later the Royal College of Art where he became friends with Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. He was again appointed an official War Artist in the Second World War. After the war he moved to a village near Great Bardfield as part of the community of artists living in that part of Essex, and was awarded a CBE in 1964.

In 1967 he was awarded a retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy - the first such honour for a living artist. Much troubled by arthritis in later years, he died in Colchester in 1977

About John Nash Prints

Limited edition highest quality Giclée Prints, hand-numbered and hand-embossed. These are modern Giclée reproduction editions of an original print. Images protected by Bookroom Art Press.

Publisher - Bookroom Art Press. Recognized as one of the finest print publishers in the UK. Winner of Digital Printer of the Year 2014. Process: Giclée process to create limited edition prints - high resolution, high-fidelity process considerably surpassing in the quality of photo-lithographically produced images. Poduced to the highest of Fine Art Trade Guild Standards using 310gsm thick acid free rag, 100% cotton. The pigments are archival eight-colour Ultra-Chrome.

Framed and/or Mounted option - Mounted using plain white ph neutral conservation board. We frame specifically for your needs. Our standard and preferred frame is a plain oak with a square profile. Please enquire if you would like further details.

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