Winifred Nicholson

1893–1981

Biography

Anonymous, ‘Photograph of Ben Nicholson skiing at Beuil, Alpes Maritimes (side view)’ January 1936
Anonymous
Photograph of Ben Nicholson skiing at Beuil, Alpes Maritimes (side view) January 1936
© The estate of Winifrid Nicholson

Winifred Nicholson (21 December 1893 – 5 March 1981) was a British painter. She was married to the painter Ben Nicholson, and was thus the daughter-in-law of the painter William Nicholson and his wife, the painter Mabel Pryde. She was the mother of the painter Kate Nicholson.

Winifred Nicholson was a colourist who developed a personal impressionistic style, concentrating on domestic still life objects and landscapes. She often combined the two subjects as seen in her painting From Bedroom Window, Bankshead showing a landscape viewed through a window, with flowers in a vase in the foreground.

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Artworks

Artist as subject

Features

Tate Paper

A Lively Parrot: Frances Hodgkins's Wings Over Water

It is most likely that Frances Hodgkins (1869–1947) began the painting Wings over Water in Bodinnick, Cornwall, in 1931 ...

Sketches, letters, etc.

Sir William Nicholson, recipients: Ben Nicholson OM, Winifred Nicholson Letter to Ben and Winifred Nicholson from Ben’s father William thanking them for having him to stay at Bankshead

8 July 1924

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