Ben Nicholson papers


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
Tate Archive
Purchased by the Tate Archive from Ben Nicholson's executors in 1987.
TGA 8717

237 objects in this collection

This series contains photographs of works and of people and places. Nicholson kept photograph albums of his work as well as large quantities of loose photographs and colour transparencies. Therefore there is some duplication of material amongst the sections listed below. A significant amount of photographic material showing Nicholson and his family were only represented in the collection by negatives therefore contact photographs were made by the Archive and have been included in this listing, although not originally in the collection.
TGA 8717/5

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