This book explores the career of the St Ives artist Kate Nicholson, daughter of Ben and Winifred Nicholson. The contents range from her early landscapes, to the still lifes painted in Cumberland and St Ives, the abstracts – many of them inspired by her travels in Greece – to the late works made on the Isle of Eigg in the Hebrides. The book is the first monograph on this highly talented artist, who deserves to be better known.
Also examined is her artistic relationship with her mother, with whom she painted side-by-side in Cumberland and Scotland, and on their many Greek travels. It discusses her creative relationship with her father with whom she lived in St Ives in the mid-1950s for two years, as well as her friendship with many of the St Ives artists and her role in the Penwith Society.
Originally published to accompany the exhibition Kate Nicholson at Falmouth Art Gallery in 2019, this book illustrates many works from both public and private collections. It draws on ground-breaking new research, together with the author's experience of travelling with Nicholson on painting trips.
Dimensions 280 x 235mm