Dear Winifred…Christopher Wood: Letters to Winifred and Ben Nicholson 1926-1930
Artist(s): Christopher Wood
Author(s): Anne Goodchild (Ed)
Year published: October 2013
Publisher: Sansom & Co.
Publisher Location: Bristol
Total Pages: 128
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
Christopher Wood’s extensive correspondence with Winifred Nicholson forms one of the most important elements in an understanding of the man and his art during the last, and most productive, years of his brief life. With an intensity which matches the pace of work in his last four years, Wood’s words present both an extraordinary self portrait, and that of a deep and supportive friendship. Winifred’s replies have not survived, but the scope, honesty and freshness of Wood’s writing clearly reflects the importance of both Winifred and Ben Nicholson to his life and art in the late 1920s.
This publication coincides with an exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery: Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and William Staite Murray from 18th Oct 2013 to 12th Jan 2014.
Condition: Covers partially faded