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Thomas Saunders Nash (1891-1968)

Painter of figure compositions, religious subjects, landscapes and portraits in oils, often on strawboard. He studied at the Slade School, 1909-12, where he met Stanley Spencer and arguably became influenced by him. In 1912-13 he attended the Government Art Classes in Reading, living at Pangbourne. He exhibited at the RA, NEAC, Goupil Gallery and at the Redfern Gallery. His work was purchased by astute collectors such as Sir Michael Sadler and Thomas Balston. In 1979-80, there was a posthumous retrospective exhibition at Reading Art Gallery, Nash having spent periods in or near the Berkshire town. His work is in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries, BM, Harrogate Art Gallery, Laing Art Gallery,Manchester City Art Gallery, Reading Art Gallery, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Slade School and theWhitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

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