Sir William Nicholson

(England 05 Feb 1872 – 16 May 1949)

The exhibition

Location
Not on display
Further information

NICHOLSON worked as a wood engraver, illustrator, theatre designer, painter and lithographer. From the mid 1890s he collaborated with his brother-in-law, James Pryde, on a series of posters and illustrated books broadly based on the poster style of Toulouse-Lautrec and Bonnard. He made his first appearance as a woodcut artist in the influential magazine, ‘The Dome’ 1897. Most of his experimentation with woodcut illustrations (characterised by effects of massed shadow and bold outline) came pre-1900, although he contributed to journals spasmodically until the 1920s. Nicholson’s later career was almost entirely spent painting. He was knighted in 1936.

Year
1900
printed 1967
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut
Dimensions
7.1 x 7.4 cm block; 16.0 x 14.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
153.2013
Copyright
© Estate of Sir William Nicholson/Bridgeman Art Library
Provenance
Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013.
William Weston Gallery, London/England, Purchased by Kolenberg 1976