The Nicholsons and their Cricle: An Artistic Legacy

Exhibition ‘The Nicholsons and their Circle: An Artistic Legacy’ at The Lightbox, 30th April – 26th June 2011

The Nicholsons were a significant family of artists who, along with their circle of artistic friends, made a major contribution to and had a huge impact on art in the first half of the 20th Century. This exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking displays this wealth of talent and associated history, decade by decade, focusing on the 1920s to 1950s.

The collection is diverse, consisting of paintings, textiles, drawings, sculpture and even personal memorabilia from the family, such as Christmas cards and photographs from scrapbooks. The exhibition not only looks at the art produced by this family but also explores the remarkable links and relationships between the most influential artists of the period.

The exhibition includes works by Sir William Nicholson, Mabel Pryde, Ben Nicholson, Kit and E.Q Nicholson, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth and John Craxton.

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