Negatives of 1267 photographs taken by Paul Nash

1930–46

collection owner: Paul Nash, ‘Negatives of 1267 photographs taken by Paul Nash’ 1930–46

Available online are a set of photographs taken by Paul Nash. Paul Nash began working regularly with a camera in 1930 when he was forty-one, and continued until his death in 1946. His camera was an American-made No. 1A pocket Kodak series 2 - a present from his wife, Margaret, when he went to America in 1931. Many of his photographs show a similar interest in unusual compositions and the same sort of response to the beauty and mystery of the English landscape. They cover many topics from aerodromes, aircraft and aeroplane parts, animals, and archaeological sites and ruins to roads, rock studies, steps, trees, and walls. Nash would often use his photographs as source material for his paintings and direct connections can be made between these images and final artwork, such as the images of wrecked aircraft at Cowley dump, Oxford and the painting Totes Meer (Dead Sea) 1940-1 (Tate, N05717)

Collection Owner
Paul Nash 1889–1946
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by the Paul Nash Trust 1970
Reference
TGA 7050PH

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Title
Negatives of 1267 photographs taken by Paul Nash
Date
1930–46
Description
Available online are a set of photographs taken by Paul Nash. Paul Nash began working regularly with a camera in 1930 when he was forty-one, and continued until his death in 1946. His camera was an American-made No. 1A pocket Kodak series 2 - a present from his wife, Margaret, when he went to America in 1931. Many of his photographs show a similar interest in unusual compositions and the same sort of response to the beauty and mystery of the English landscape. They cover many topics from aerodromes, aircraft and aeroplane parts, animals, and archaeological sites and ruins to roads, rock studies, steps, trees, and walls. Nash would often use his photographs as source material for his paintings and direct connections can be made between these images and final artwork, such as the images of wrecked aircraft at Cowley dump, Oxford and the painting Totes Meer (Dead Sea) 1940-1 (Tate, N05717)
Reference
TGA 7050PH

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