William Nicholson  (British, 1872-1949) 


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William Nicholson, Sunflowers


William Nicholson
circa 1933

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William Nicholson, Guardsman (The Horse Guards)


William Nicholson
Guardsman (The Horse Guards)

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William Nicholson, Policeman (Constitution Hill)


William Nicholson
Policeman (Constitution Hill)

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William Nicholson, I for Idiot


William Nicholson
I for Idiot

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William Nicholson, Sarah Bernhardt


William Nicholson
Sarah Bernhardt

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William Nicholson, Cecil Rhodes (1853 - 1902) - founder of the former Rhodesia


William Nicholson
Cecil Rhodes (1853 - 1902) - founder of the former Rhodesia, 1899
woodcut, lithograph


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William Nicholson, The Fat Man; The Thin Man (2 works)


William Nicholson
The Fat Man; The Thin Man (2 works), 1898
woodcuts w/ original handcoloring


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Circle Of William Nicholson, Beef and mustard; A rib of beef (pair)


Circle Of William Nicholson
Beef and mustard; A rib of beef (pair)
oil on board


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1888 - 1889   Studied at Herkomer’s school at Bushey
1889 - 1890   Studied at the Académie Julian in Paris
1890   Formed a partnership with James Pryde: ‘J. & W. Beggarstaff,’ designing posters and graphic works
1896 - 1900   Series of coloured woodcuts (The Alphabet, Queen Victoria and London Types) published by Heinemann
1904   Designed the set for the original theatre production of Peter Pan
1911   Founder-member of the National Portrait Society
1936   Knighted Sir William Nicholson
1934 - 1939   Trustee of the Tate Gallery
  His later work reflected the influence of younger artists including his son, Ben Nicholson (1894-1982),
  From 1900, Nicholson worked mainly in oils, initially displaying debt to Whistler, in works such as Max (1900), although his portrait of the actress Marie Tempest invites comparison with the work of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). This contrasts with the realism of other works, such as Girl with the Tattered Glove (1909). In 1917, Nicholson established his studio at a fashionable address in London’s St. James’s. During the 1920’s and 30’s he sustained a successful portrait practice, whilst also indulging his interest in still-life and landscape
1933   The Castle Museum, Nottingham, Nicholson’s large and first retrospective.