Winifred Nicholson in Scotland (2004)

ISBN: 1903278406
Artist(s): Winifred Nicholson
Author(s): Alice Strang
Format: hardback
Year published: 2004
Publisher: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Publisher Location: Edinburgh
Total Pages: 64 pages
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour

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Throughout her long and varied career in painting, Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981) was concerned with light, colour and radiance. Best known for her sensitive and joyful flower paintings, she married Ben Nicholson in 1920 and their mutually influential artistic relationship lasted, despite separation, until Winifred’s death. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she made regular working trips to Scotland, often accompanied by the poet Kathleen Raine. Frequently staying on the islands of Eigg and Canna and in Sandaig on the mainland, Winifred felt a deep affinity with the Scottish landscape and marvelled at the quality of light and the effects created by the ever-changing weather conditions. Her last painting expedition was to Eigg in 1980. This book is based on personal correspondence and the recollections of relatives, friends and painting companions. It examines Winifred Nicholson’s love for Scotland and illustrates her Scottish paintings. Condition: light wear to boards and small stain to top edge.


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