Paul Nash (1889–1946) has long been admired as one of the outstanding English landscape painters of the 20th century. Nash had a deep affinity for Southern England – his favourite subjects were locations such as the rolling downland near Swanage, the gaunt coastline at Dymchurch, the enigmatic stone circles at Avebury, and the twin hills in Oxfordshire known as the Wittenham Clumps, which became his ultimate ‘Place’ and the focal symbol of his art.
This evocative book surveys the full range of Nash’s work, from the ravaged Flanders landscapes of the First World War to the spectacular aerial battles of the Second World War Two, and the meditative late oils, his final masterpieces.
‘A devotedly researched record of Nash's life and work, well-written, well-illustrated and well-produced.’
– House and Garden
‘Cogent and concentrated.’
– The Burlington Magazine
‘His sensitive analysis . . . is a valuable addition to the Nash literature.’
– Art Monthly
Roger Cardinal is Emeritus Professor of Literary and Visual Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury. The author of many books and articles, he has written extensively on Surrealism and is an international authority on Art Brut.