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William Nicholson

William Nicholson
William Nicholson was a British painter, engraver, lithographer and illustrator noted for his portraits of well known individuals, along with landscapes and still life.

I find his still life paintings particularly appealing. Their subjects, sometimes a bit unusual, are rendered with a painterly touch and an eye to soft contrasts of value and color.


2 responses to “William Nicholson”

  1. As one of the Beggarstaffs he was already an interesting artist. Knighted in 1936.
    His brother-in-law James Ferrier Pryde, the other Beggarstaff ‘brother’ was a more serious Scottish-born painter.

  2. Clive Simmonds Avatar
    Clive Simmonds

    Did he sometimes sign his name:

    William Nicholson. date.

    I have an uncoloured lithograph thus signed, but am unsure whether it is genuine. The date is illegible: it might be 1928, or any year ending in eight.

    Any thoughts, anyone? I love his work.

    Clive Simmonds