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John Nash (1893-1977), Painter and printmaker

John Northcote Nash

Sitter in 27 portraits
Artist of 2 portraits
Brother of artist Paul Nash who advised him to avoid formal training to preserve the exciting originality of his work. Nash joined the Artist Rifles during the First World War and fought for nearly two years before returning home to join his brother as an official war artist, a position he was to resume in 1940 for the Admiralty. Nash taught at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford and subsequently at the Royal College of Art. He played an important role in the renaissance of English book illustration. He was a member of the London Group and the New English Art Club. He was elected RA in 1951 and in 1967 was given the first ever retrospective exhibition of a living painter at the Royal Academy.

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John Nash

by John Northcote Nash
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour, circa 1935
NPG 6685


John Nash

by Saranjeet ('S.S') Walia
bromide print, 1970s
NPG x1522


John Nash; Christine Kühlenthal

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1976
NPG x127183


John Nash

by Anthea Sieveking
bromide print
NPG x199120


John Nash

by Christine Kühlenthal
pencil, 1916
NPG D20565


John Nash

by Christine Kühlenthal
pencil, circa 1918
NPG D20564


Paul Nash; John Nash

by John Northcote Nash
pencil, 1918
NPG D20566