Lambirth, Andrew, 1959-, John Nash , 2019
- John Nash : artist & countryman / Andrew Lambirth.
- Norwich : Unicorn Press, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- 352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 x 25 cm
- Reference LibraryNJ18.N16 L36 2019 (LC) OversizeAccessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338) and index.
John Nash (1893-1977) is the quintessential 20th century painter of the English countryside, but his remarkable achievement has for too long been overshadowed by the more public persona of his older brother Paul. Yet when we want to summon up an image of an idyllic summer's day, it is John's 1919 painting The Cornfield that we remember, not one of Paul's. Nash began as a watercolour painter, and the medium remained his mainstay throughout a long career. He also worked regularly in oil paint, and his two great World War I paintings, Oppy Wood and Over the Top, both in the Imperial War Museum, are early examples of his success with this very different technique. An immensely skilled draughtsman, Nash turned this linear expertise to good effect in his wood engravings. He also excelled at comic drawing. A dedicated gardener and plantsman, his botanical studies are of real quality. As Andrew Lambirth remarks, "In Nash's best work the vision is clear, the eye sharp and the sense of pictorial design difficult to fault"--Bookjacket.
- 1. Early Years: Becoming an Artist (1893-1916) -- Enter Carrington and Christine -- 2. The War Years (1916-18) -- 3. Post-War Recovery (1918-28) -- Technique I -- Claughton Pellew -- Francis Unwin -- Sydney Schiff -- 4. Jn as Wood Engraver and Illustrator (1919-40) -- 5. Painting (1929-39) -- 6. War Again (1939-44) -- Eric Ravilious -- 7. Back to Painting (1944-54) -- Jn & Pn -- 8. Post-WW2 Book Illustration and Printmaking -- 9. Growing Recognition (1955-67) -- Snow -- Technique II -- 10. The Final Years (1968-77) -- Peter & Vera Coker -- Ronald Blythe and the Nashes.
- Subject Terms:
- Nash, John, 1893-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.