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 Ben Nicholson  (1894 - 1982)

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Lived/Active: United States/United Kingdom/England      Known for: cubist painting

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Birth
1894 (Denham, Buckinghamshire, England)
 
Death
1982 (London, England)

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United States/United Kingdom/England

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Ben Nicholson was born in 1894 in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England. He was the eldest son of artist Sir William Nicholson. His mother, Mabel Pryde, whose specialty, still life, was conservative and visually literate. His first real contact with modern art was when he saw a Picasso in Paris in the 1920s. His first cubist paintings were tentative.

Nicholson did not apply himself seriously to painting until his marriage to Winifred Dacre (Roberts) in 1920. He worked in close collaboration w (showing 500 of 1874 characters).



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