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by Sarah Jane Checkland


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Since graduating in Fine Art at the University of East Anglia, Sarah Jane Checkland has written extensively on art, as critic, feature writer and art market correspondent, most notably for the London Times.

A biography of Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), a leading light of the British modern movement. Instrumental in forging a bridge between retrogade London and members of the Paris avant-garde of the 30s, his was a Peter Pan character, a dandy whose life entailed a succession of triangular relationships. The much-lauded biography of Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) – Britain’s leading 20th century modernist and abstract painter – is back after popular demand as an ebook.

by Sarah Jane Checkland. Published by John Murray. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Grey boards, silver title to spine. The first biography of Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), leading light of the British Modern Movement. Some wear to cover edges. Grubby marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a couple of small nicks. ISBN: 071955456X Stock no. 2112539.

Checkland, Sarah Jane. After the war he was catalyst and king to the influential art colony which sprang up around him and his second wife Barbara Hepworth in the unlikely setting of the Cornish fishing town of St. Ives

Checkland, Sarah Jane. Ives. This book shows how Nicholson's personality contrasted strongly with the austere image projected by both himself and his critics. ISBN13: 9780719554568.

Among the various relics which Nicholson had left behind were a pair of his old schoolboy compasses which Heron seized on, declaring them 'the most famous pair of compasses in the history of twentieth-century painting'.

Sarah Jane Checkland, Ben Nicholson: the vicious circles of his life and ar. 143 paintings by or after Ben Nicholson at the Art UK site. List of works in Museums and Public Art Galleries.

Sarah Jane Checkland, Ben Nicholson: the vicious circles of his life and art. London: John Murray, 2000. Ben Nicholson at the Tate Collection. Detailed timeline of life at Britain Unlimited. Download as PDF. Printable version.

But Piper’s observation was somewhat disingenuous as he, like Clark, was simultaneously engaged in steering Surrealism and not Constructivism into the history books.

14 Nicholson, quoted in Sarah Checkland, Ben Nicholson: The Vicious Circles of his Life and Art, John Murray, London, 2000, p. 119. It was due in part to Nicholson’s liaising, and in part to the growing international influence of Herbert Read’s writings, that leading foreign figures came to know of Hampstead and to choose London over America as a destination. But Piper’s observation was somewhat disingenuous as he, like Clark, was simultaneously engaged in steering Surrealism and not Constructivism into the history books.

This is the first biography of Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), leading light of the British modern movement. Instrumental in forging a bridge between retrograde London and members of the Paris avant-garde in the thirties, including Georges Braque, Piet Mondrian, Naum Gabo and Kandinsky, he was also the creator of one of that rich decade's most famous icons, his white reliefs. After the war he was catalyst and king to the influential art colony which sprang up around him and his second wife Barbara Hepworth in the unlikely setting of the Cornish fishing town of St. Ives. As such he provided inspiration and support to such artists as Patrick Heron, Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost, and won virtually all the international art prizes available.This book shows how Nicholson's personality contrasted strongly with the austere image projected by both himself and his critics. His was a quixotic character, obsessed with ball-games and word play, a sartorial dandy whose life entailed a succession of triangular relationships in which he either strung along two women - most notably the painter Winifred Nicholson and the sculptress Barbara Hepworth - or dallied with other men's wives. It also comes as a revelation that much of his life and work was informed by his belief in Christian Science. Drawing on substantial archive material coupled with interviews with colleagues, friends and family, Checkland has provided an account not only of Nicholson's life but also of his friendships - and feuds - with many of the biggest names in twentieth-century art.
Andromathris
An immersive, rewarding biography in the best tradition. Detailed but not tedious, broad but not overspeculative, wide supporting cast but not confusing-- it is an engaging read if your interests are Nicholson, wife Barbara Hepworth, or 20th century art. It presents both the strengths and the limitations of all involved. Plenty of colorful self-confidence, artistic inspiration, and bad behavior. It appears to have been a difficult undertaking, as Nicholson and his heirs have been opposed to giving access. Despite this, there are few gaps. The dates, attributions, and institutions have been wisely kept to the notes so the text remains a forward-moving narrative. For readers here in the US more familiar with Hepworth, this is an especially illuminating life history.
MisterQweene
A must read for anyone interested in the complex life and work of Ben Nicholson, the central figure in the British modern movement. Sarah Jane Checkland has produced a lively work of great scholarship which also throws light on many other big names in twentieth century art.
Ben Nicholson: The Vicious Circles of His Life and Art ebook
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Sarah Jane Checkland
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John Murray Pubs Ltd (March 1, 2001)
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