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Nicholson, Ben 1894-1982

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Works: 456 works in 1,029 publications in 5 languages and 11,214 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Designs and plans  History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Honoree, Engraver, Instrumentalist
Classifications: ND497.N58, 759.2
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Circle; international survey of constructive art by Leslie Martin( Book )

19 editions published between 1937 and 1971 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson by Norbert Lynton( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic, classical, baroque, naive, primitive, abstract, surrealist, mechanistic, modernist, English and international are adjectives which have, at various times, been applied to the art of Ben Nicholson. The variety of expression he achieved throughout a long career stemmed from a lively and daring mind, which gave rise to an art of intense human interest as well as great sensitivity and precision. In the 1930s Nicholson was a pivotal figure in the Parisian and London avant-garde, and in the 1950s he was hailed by international critics and curators as one the leading artists of his generation. Friend of Braque, Helion, Gabo, Arp, Calder, Giacometti and Mondrian, Nicholson was the primary force behind the emergence of geometric abstraction in England and its alliance with contemporary architecture. His sense of structure, his response to the environment and his treatment of light and colour all had a far-reaching impact on British art. Nicholson is one of the greatest English artists of this century. This catalogue, published to accompany the major exhibition of his work held at the Tate Gallery, sheds new light on his achievements and his life. All the works in the exhibition are described and analysed and there are ten essays on different aspects of Nicholson's art, each of which draws upon new material and brings a new understanding to his work. A detailed chronology charts the ups and downs of Nicholson's life and progress through two world wars and three marriages, while an extensive bibliography provides an invaluable tool for further research
Ben Nicholson by Jeremy Lewison( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson : drawings and painted reliefs by Peter Khoroche( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though it gives an account of his entire career, this book is the first to focus on the works of Ben Nicholson's artistic maturity - the drawings and painted reliefs made between 1950 and 1975. Together with the white reliefs of 1934-9, these are the works by which he himself wished to be judged."--Jacket
Ben Nicholson in England : a continuous line( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) was one of the most radical British artists of the twentieth century and the leader of the modern movement in Britain between the wars. Most famous for his abstract paintings and reliefs of the 1930s, Nicholson began as a figurative painter and had a deep and enduring relationship with the English landscape. Published to accompany a major touring exhibition, this book explores Nicholson's career from 1920 to when he left Britain to live in Switzerland in 1958. It concentrates on three periods and groups of work that have been neglected for many years: landscapes made in Cumberland and Cornwall in the late 1920S; landscapes, abstract paintings and reliefs made alongside each other in St. Ives during World War II; and the Cubist still-lifes made between 1945-58 that secured Nicholson's international reputation. Essays by leading critics and extensive illustrations cast both Nicholson and British art of the period in a new light."--Jacket
Ben Nicholson, the years of experiment, 1919-39 by Jeremy Lewison( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson by Norbert Lynton( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his experimental works of the 1920s to his celebrated relief carvings and later 'baroque' still lives, Ben Nicholson was a pioneering and influential figure, whose style combined clarity of vision with a sense of rhythm, tone and colour
Mondrian/Nicholson : in parallel by Piet Mondrian( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book accompanies an exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London, that will be the first to offer a comprehensive account of the parallel artistic paths charted by Mondrian and Nicholson durings this remarkable decade. It will bring together an extraordinary group of paintings and reliefs to show how each artist was driven by a profound belief in the potential of abstract art to attain the highest aesthetic and spiritual power.0Exhibition: Courtauld Gallery, London (02.-05.2012)
Paintings, reliefs, drawings by Ben Nicholson( Book )

10 editions published between 1948 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson by Ben Nicholson( Book )

7 editions published in 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arp, Bissier, Nicholson, Tobey by Galerie Beyeler( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings, reliefs, drawings by Ben Nicholson( Book )

in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, Ben Nicholson( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson by England) Helly Nahmad Gallery (London( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson, 1894-1982 by John Read( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks back on the life work of the man who, during the 1930s, jolted British art out of the doldrums. With his abstract style, Nicholson brought his country's tradition back into the mainstream of international development
Ben Nicholson. [Ausstellung] 26. Februar bis 5. April 1959 by Kestner-Gesellschaft( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in German and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson, new work by Ben Nicholson( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson : etchings printed by François Lafranca by Ben Nicholson( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Nicholson: drawings, paintings and reliefs, 1911-1968 by Ben Nicholson( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ben Nicholson : drawings and painted reliefs
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Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson British painter

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Nicholson, Benjamin Lauder, 1894-1982

Николсон, Бен

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