John Nash: Artist and Countryman (Collector’s Edition)
Artist(s): John Nash
Author(s): Andrew Lambirth
Year published: December 2019
Written by Andrew Lambirth. 352 pages, over 350 colour illustrations. Special edition limited to 120 cloth covered hardbacks numbered and signed by Andrew Lambirth with folder containing 3 wood engravings from the original blocks all housed in a slipcase.
Andrew Lambirth’s book is the first full-length monograph to deal with all aspects of John Nash’s career, showing us the wealth of work hidden in both public and private collections. Few realise that it was John Nash who pioneered the new approach to landscape painting associated with Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. Nash taught and inspired them both, but their recent popularity has rather obscured his own contribution. As interest in the masters of 20th-century British painting continues to build, there is a real need for reassessment of his life’s work. John Nash: Artist and Countryman attempts just this.