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Paul Nash

Paul Nash (11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946) was a British surrealist painter and war artist, as well as a photographer, writer and designer of applied art.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Wood on the Downs: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946
Paul Nash (11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946) was a British surrealist painter and war artist, as well as a photographer, writer and designer of applied art. Nash was among the most important landscape artists of the first half of the twentieth century. He played a key role in the development of Modernism in English art.

Born in London, Nash grew up in Buckinghamshire where he developed a love of the landscape. He entered the Slade School of Art but was poor at figure drawing and concentrated on landscape painting. Nash found much inspiration in landscapes with elements of ancient history, such as burial mounds, Iron Age hill forts such as Wittenham Clumps and the standing stones at Avebury in Wiltshire. The artworks he produced during World War I are among the most iconic images of the conflict. After the war Nash continued to focus on landscape painting, originally in a formalized, decorative style but, throughout the 1930s, in an increasingly abstract and surreal manner. In his paintings he often placed everyday objects into a landscape to give them a new identity and symbolism.

During World War II, although sick with the asthmatic condition that would kill him, he produced two series of anthropomorphic depictions of aircraft, before producing a number of landscapes rich in symbolism with an intense mystical quality. These have perhaps become among the best known works from the period. Nash was also a fine book illustrator, and also designed stage scenery, fabrics and posters.
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Wood on the Downs: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Wood on the Downs: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Northern Adventure: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Northern Adventure: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Plage: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Plage: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

The Edge of the Wood

The Edge of the Wood

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape of the Megaliths: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Landscape of the Megaliths: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Druid Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Druid Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

The Diving Stage: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

The Diving Stage: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Eclipse of the Sunflower: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Eclipse of the Sunflower: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Oxenbridge Pond: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Oxenbridge Pond: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape of the Moon's First Quarter

Landscape of the Moon's First Quarter

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

November Moon: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

November Moon: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Coronilla: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Coronilla: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Michaelmas Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Michaelmas Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

The Rye Marshes, East Sussex

The Rye Marshes, East Sussex

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Granary: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Granary: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Pink Hyacinth: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Pink Hyacinth: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Nest of the Siren: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Nest of the Siren: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Event on the Downs: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Event on the Downs: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Riviera Window, Cros-de-Cagnes

Riviera Window, Cros-de-Cagnes

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Through a Window, Riviera: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Through a Window, Riviera: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

St Pancras, London: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

St Pancras, London: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Wounded, Passchendaele: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Wounded, Passchendaele: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Sandling Park, Kent: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Sandling Park, Kent: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Nocturnal Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Nocturnal Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Whiteleaf Cross: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Whiteleaf Cross: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape of the Malvern Distance

Landscape of the Malvern Distance

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Dymchurch, Kent: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Dymchurch, Kent: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

A Howitzer Firing: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

A Howitzer Firing: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Spring in the Trenches, Ridge Wood, 1917

Spring in the Trenches, Ridge Wood, 1917

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

The Menin Road: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

The Menin Road: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Battle of Britain: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Battle of Britain: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Defence of Albion: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Defence of Albion: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Battle of Germany: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Battle of Germany: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Nostalgic Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Nostalgic Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Cloudscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Cloudscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Berkshire Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Berkshire Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape of the Vernal Equinox (III)

Landscape of the Vernal Equinox (III)

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Token: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Token: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape of the Brown Fungus

Landscape of the Brown Fungus

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Berkshire Downs: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Berkshire Downs: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

St Pancras Lilies: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

St Pancras Lilies: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape of the Moon's Last Phase

Landscape of the Moon's Last Phase

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Telecommunications: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Telecommunications: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Footballers Prefer Shell: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Footballers Prefer Shell: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Bouquet: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Bouquet: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Cactus: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Cactus: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Oxford During the War: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Oxford During the War: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Cotswold Hills: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Cotswold Hills: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, Snow: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, Snow: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

March Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

March Landscape: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

The Pond at Souldern: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

The Pond at Souldern: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape of the Bagley Woods

Landscape of the Bagley Woods

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Behind the Inn: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Behind the Inn: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape at Iden: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Landscape at Iden: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Blue House on the Shore

Blue House on the Shore

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Grotto in the Snow: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Grotto in the Snow: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Pillar and Moon: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Pillar and Moon: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape from a Dream: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Landscape from a Dream: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Totes Meer (Dead Sea): painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Totes Meer (Dead Sea): painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Voyages of the Moon: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Voyages of the Moon: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Kinetic Feature: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Kinetic Feature: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Equivalents for the Megaliths: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Equivalents for the Megaliths: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Lares: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Lares: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Harbour and Room: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Harbour and Room: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Wittenham Clumps: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Wittenham Clumps: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Flight of the Magnolia: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Flight of the Magnolia: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

'Modern Textiles': painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

'Modern Textiles': painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

The Stackyard: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

The Stackyard: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

View R: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

View R: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

The Window, Iver Heath: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

The Window, Iver Heath: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Dead Spring: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Dead Spring: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Landscape Composition (Objects in Relation)

Landscape Composition (Objects in Relation)

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Composition (Design for Today): painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Composition (Design for Today): painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

The Shore: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

The Shore: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Circle of the Monoliths: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Circle of the Monoliths: painting, Paul Nash 1889 - 1946

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

Still Life with Bog Cotton

Still Life with Bog Cotton

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)

View from a Window, Nice

View from a Window, Nice

Artist: Paul Nash(11 May 1889 – 11 July 1946)