Ben Nicholson papers

1903–82

collection owner: Ben Nicholson OM, ‘Ben Nicholson papers’ 1903–82

Available to view online are a selection of items from the personal papers of Ben Nicholson including writings, correspondence and photographs. The manuscripts that have been selected have been written by Nicholson over a large time frame, spanning from the mid 1930s to the early 1980s and cover Nicholson's thoughts on his own art and other artists. The digitised correspondence is between Nicholson and his father, William Nicholson. Furthermore there is a selection of photographs of Ben Nicholson with his friends and family together they provide an insight into his relationship with his father and with his family.

Also available online is correspondence from Henry Moore to Ben Nicholson.

Further details on this collection are available on the archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Ben Nicholson OM 1894–1982
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased by the Tate Archive from Ben Nicholson's executors in 1987.
Reference
TGA 8717

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Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William about his move to Oxford

2 December [1925]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William discussing a trip to France

[July 1926]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, discussing differing opinions on art

1 January 1927

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, discussing Robert Graves

[April 1927]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William apologising for neglecting him during his visit

21 January 1929

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Telegram to Ben Nicholson from his father William, discussing a potential buyer for Ben’s work

23 October 1930

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, originally enclosed with a Christmas card

19 December 1930

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William regarding a cheque he received from Ben

14 December [1932]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson in France from his father William, with envelope attached

[28 March 1933]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, originally enclosed with money

5 June 1934

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William in Galashiels

[July 1934]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, wishing him luck for a show

16 October 1934

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, thanking him for his letters

31 October 1934

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William thanking him for a letter about his show

28 May 1936

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William from La Rochelle, France

[October 1938]

Sir William Nicholson, recipients: Ben Nicholson OM, Dame Barbara Hepworth Letter to Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth from Ben’s father William, wishing them a happy new year for 1939 with sketches

29 December 1938

Sir William Nicholson, recipients: Ben Nicholson OM, Dame Barbara Hepworth Letter to Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, from Ben’s father William in La Rochelle

[March 1939]