Paul Nash was a British Surrealist painter, printmaker, and engraver. Paul Nash was born in Kensington, London, England in the year 1889.
Nash initially set out to serve in the Navy but failed his Naval Entrance Exam. Nash collegiate career began at Chelsea’s South- Western Polytech, followed by London County Council School of Photo-Engraving and Lithography, and then finishing at London’s Slade School of Art.
The artist served his country in the First World War. This experience led him deeper to understanding his style of painting the landscape. For the first time in his life the landscape wasn’t beautiful. The artist even pondered if the landscape he painted during times of war could even sustain life after humans had destroyed it.
Nash was one of the first Modernist painters in England.
In this clip a montage of works by the artist:
Nash was married to a woman named Margaret Odeh. His wife was a leader in the movement for women to have the right to vote. The couple had no children.
Price range information: Nash worked in oils, watercolors, graphite, and was an avid printmaker. Prices range from $10,000 to $220,000.
In this clip from the Tate Museum a war themed painting titled Tote Mer, or Dead Sea, is reviewed:
The artist was the older brother of fellow painter John Nash.
Paul Nash served as a salaried Official War Artist for his country in the First and Second World War.
Paul Nash passed away in 1946. He was 57 years of age. Nash had a heart attack that was due to long bout with asthma.
Paul Nash was a highly talented painter who led the way for many other visual artists to develop their own emotional style, rather than a highly realistic style. His country’s Air Force disliked his work.
The Air Force leaders wanted him to concentrate on capturing likenesses of the crew, rather than the overall emotion of the landscape. This was a big Break from England’s rather conservative approach to painting.