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Cyclamen and Primula
© Trustees of Winifred Nicholson. Photo credit: Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge

Cyclamen and Primula c.1923

Winifred Nicholson (1893–1981)

Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge

Painter in oil, watercolour, gouache and pencil, especially of flowers and landscapes. Born in Oxford, she attended the Byam Shaw School of Art. Participated in extensive mixed exhibitions throughout her life, initially as Winifred Roberts, her maiden name. She married the painter Ben Nicholson in 1920 and had her first solo show at the Beaux Arts Gallery, London, as Winifred Nicholson in 1927. Was a member of the Seven and Five Society 1925–1935 and the NEAC 1937–1943. Was the mother of the painter Kate Nicholson. Contributed to Circle, International Survey of Constructive Art, in 1937, designed a “constructive” fabric for Alastair Morton’s Edinburgh Weavers in the same year, as Winifred Dacre, and under the same name showed four abstract works in an Exhibition of Constructive Art at the London Gallery.

Text source: Artist's estate


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