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Unit One


10 People in artist grouping:

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-Creation, 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.

Edward Burra

Edward Burra

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

Wells Coates

1895-1958
Architect
Sitter in 12 portraits
Douglas Cooper

Douglas Cooper

1911-1984
Art critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

1903-1975
Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson
Sitter in 30 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Frances Hodgkins

Frances Hodgkins

1869-1947
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Henry Moore

Henry Moore

1898-1986
Sculptor
Sitter in 99 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Paul Nash

Paul Nash

1889-1946
Artist
Sitter in 32 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Ben Nicholson

Ben Nicholson

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

Edward Wadsworth

1889-1949
Painter and naval intelligence officer
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
John Armstrong

John Armstrong

1893-1973
Painter and soldier
Sitter in 4 portraits