Winifred Nicholson

ARTIST

Nicholson, Winifred

1893 – 1981

Winifred Nicholson (nŽ e Roberts) attended Byam Shaw School of
Art, London (1912’14 and 1918’19), exhibiting at the RA from
1914. 

In 1920, she married painter Ben Nicholson and they moved
to Switzerland. She held her first solo exhibition at Mayor Gallery
in 1925 and between 1926’35 was part of the 7&5 Society. 

Continuing to travel after separating from her husband in
1931, Nicholson lived in Paris with her children before settling in
Cumbria (1939). She also held solo shows at Leicester Galleries,
Alex Reid & Lefevre and Crane Kalman Gallery. 

She painted vivid colourful works and wrote at length on
her fascination with prisms and rainbows. Her essay ‘Unknown
Colour’ was published in Circle: International Survey of Constructive
Art
in 1937. 

Her later years were marked by a series of exhibitions, including
a 1969 retrospective at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, a
solo exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (1972) and another
retrospective organised by the Scottish Arts Council (1979).

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Winifred Nicholson

ARTIST

Nicholson, Winifred

1893 – 1981

Winifred Nicholson (nŽ e Roberts) attended Byam Shaw School of
Art, London (1912’14 and 1918’19), exhibiting at the RA from
1914. 

In 1920, she married painter Ben Nicholson and they moved
to Switzerland. She held her first solo exhibition at Mayor Gallery
in 1925 and between 1926’35 was part of the 7&5 Society. 

Continuing to travel after separating from her husband in
1931, Nicholson lived in Paris with her children before settling in
Cumbria (1939). She also held solo shows at Leicester Galleries,
Alex Reid & Lefevre and Crane Kalman Gallery. 

She painted vivid colourful works and wrote at length on
her fascination with prisms and rainbows. Her essay ‘Unknown
Colour’ was published in Circle: International Survey of Constructive
Art
in 1937. 

Her later years were marked by a series of exhibitions, including
a 1969 retrospective at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, a
solo exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (1972) and another
retrospective organised by the Scottish Arts Council (1979).

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