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The Sword of the Lord of Gideon
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council

The Sword of the Lord of Gideon 1932

Thomas Saunders Nash (1891–1968)

The Wilson

Painter of figure, rural and Biblical subjects, born in Walton on the Hill, Surrey. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1909–12, where he met such artists as Wadsworth, Nevinson and Stanley Spencer, who influenced his work, then attended government art classes at Reading, 1912–13. Nash married Mabel Emery, 1914; in 1920 moved to Ackworth School, Yorkshire; shared a house with Gilbert Spencer; and married Frances Gurr in 1929.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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