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Ben Nicholson

 (1894 - 1982)
Ben Nicholson was active/lived in United States, United Kingdom, England.  Ben Nicholson is known for cubist painting.

Ben Nicholson

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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 with his wife. About 1930 he began to share a studio with Barbara Hepworth who became his second wife. In 1951 his marriage to Hepworth ended, and in 1957 he married Felicitas Vogler.

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About  Ben Nicholson

Born:  1894 - Denham, Buckinghamshire, England
Died:   1982 - London, England
Known for:  cubist painting