Ben Nicholson

April 1959 (Paros)

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About this artwork

Throughout April and May of 1959 Nicholson and his wife, fellow artist Felicitas Vogler, travelled to Italy, via Greece, with Swan Hellenic cruises. On the journey they visited several locations, including the island of Paros. Although Nicholson disliked travelling as part of a group, the trip proved an important stimulus for new work. This is one of many drawings that Nicholson completed whilst travelling. Rendered in a linear, almost childlike fashion, it depicts the bell tower on the island. This strong graphic line is also visible in Nicholson’s reliefs.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Ben NicholsonEnglish (1894 - 1982)
  • title:
    April 1959 (Paros)
  • date created:
    1959
  • materials:
    Pencil and light oil wash on paper, laid on board
  • measurements:
    Paper: 34.00 x 48.00 cm (framed: 48.00 x 61.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Felicitas Vogler 2007
  • accession number:
    GMA 4879
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson