Winifred Nicholson

English (1893 - 1981)
Winifred Nicholson Moonshine 1970 © Trustees of Winifred Nicholson


Born 1893
Died 1981
Nationality English

Winifred Roberts was born into an eminent English family, prominent in art and politics. She studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London. A trip to India in 1919 sparked a lifelong interest in the portrayal of light, shade and space using colour. She married Ben Nicholson in 1920, and had a productive career from that point until 1980. Winifred Nicholson became well known as a painter of flowers at the end of the 1920s and in the 1930s she also experimented with abstraction.