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10 People in artist grouping: Unit One

Although only active from 1933-35, The Unit One show at The Mayor Gallery, London, and the accompanying Bauhaus design inspired publication, had a lasting impact on the development of the British modernist movement in art and architecture. Formed by Paul Nash, the group aimed to encourage new experimentation in all art forms, supporting the emerging trends of non-figurative and abstract art. By 1935, many of the group's members would have joined new collectives such as Abstract-Création, but the importance of Unit One's first steps towards changing Britain's institutional art framework and the championing of Architecture as an art form remains a key point in art history to this day.

Henry Moore

1898-1986
Sculptor
Sitter in 87 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

John Armstrong

1893-1973
Painter; solider
Sitter in 4 portraits

Edward Burra

1905-1976
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits

Wells Wintemute Coates

1895-1958
Architect
Sitter in 12 portraits

Douglas Cooper

1911-1984
Art critic
Sitter in 1 portrait

Barbara Hepworth

1903-1975
Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson
Sitter in 28 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Frances Mary Hodgkins

1869-1947
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait

Paul Nash

1889-1946
Artist
Sitter associated with 32 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Ben Nicholson

1894-1982
Artist; son of Sir William Nicholson
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Edward Wadsworth

1889-1949
Painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait